"A&E Emergency Admission"

About: Macclesfield District General Hospital

I was taken by ambulance to A&E as a precautionary admission to rule out possible heart attack having experienced sudden on-set acute back pain affecting my breathing. I was given a bed straight away in A&E triage, quickly assessed and moved into Major bed area of A&E. ECGs were carried out at intervals and I had both a chest x-ray and later a CT scan having been seen by the A&E consultant. There was a clear explanation of what was happening and why; staff were extremely kind throughout and I was provided with pain killers, lunch and numerous hot drinks throughout the day. I spent around 10 hours in A&E until being discharged with a clean bill of health - probable cause of pain a torn ligament. This was my first visit to Macclesfield Hospital and I cannot praise the quality of care and thoroughness of tests highly enough. Special mention to A&E nurse; A&E doctor and Consultant.

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Response from Macclesfield District General Hospital

Please accept our sincere thanks for taking the time to comment on your experiences while being cared for on the ward. It's great to hear you were so pleased with the service provided. We will feed back your comments to the staff concerned and I'm sure it will mean a lot to them.