"positive experience of heart attack care"

About: Northern General Hospital / Cardiology Royal Brompton Hospital / Cardiology Royal Shrewsbury Hospital / Cardiology Royal Stoke University Hospital

(as the patient),

I had a heart attack whilst I was away and went to Shrewsbury Royal, then to Stoke Hospital for a stent. I was then transferred to Northern General as well as spending some time at Brompton General in London.

I have no complaints about anyone: the paramedics were always on time, the doctors very good and the nursing staff - well I cannot praise them enough. I was always treated with dignity and privacy. Everyone was kind and sympathetic. I had to wait a little while for a bed at Shrewsbury - I was on a corridor but it wasn't distressing.

I have just this week finished my rehab in Sheffield, where both the physios and nurses were very good. I have not been in hospital since I was 10 years old (I am nearly 76), and the staff made my experience less frightening.

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