"I was admitted to MAU at Kings Lynn after suffering chest pain"

About: The Queen Elizabeth Hospital / General medicine

(as the patient),

I was admitted to MAU at Kings Lynn after suffering chest pain whilst at my GP surgery.

The paramedics were calm, confident and reassuring.

Mau I was seen by no less than 5 doctors of varying seniority and each one disagreed with the other :)

I am a retired nurse so a bit "picky" about my treatment, I was required by chest pain protocol to stay 12 hours pain free before discharge and since I was not feeling I was being helped in any way ( I do have other illnesses which complicate the diagnosis a bit ) I sat and waited out my time until next days discharge.

If I had more confidence I would have admitted I still had chest pain but just decided to get home.In my opinion it is Sad that a hospital in which I worked has become so disjointed about treating people. I would be ashamed to work there now, I hate when doctors (or nurses) refer to patients as the part which is wrong with them, ie the hip fracture, the chest pain etc.

I always said every nurse and doctor should spend a few days in a hospital bed, bed pan essential before they qualify !.

I do however think we in the UK still have one of the best health services for emergencies like accidents, cardiac and intensive care.

I think the NHS should get the managers out of there comfy offices and get more nurses where they are needed.

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