"Heart problems on Chesterman Ward, Northern General"

About: Northern General Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

I had heart problems and went to Northern General, I was on Chesterman Cardiology wards 1 and 2. I really appreciated the kindness I was shown. I can't remember the names, but I would like to thank everyone who helped me, for their amazing kindness.

I had a pacemaker fitted in December of last year, but it became badly infected and had to be taken out. I was meant to have another one fitted on my right side, but because of the infection I was fitted with a small device (though I can't remember the name of it). Every few days this had to be taken out and another one put in, in a different place. One day the person who did this made a mess of it, so when the syringe was inserted it all came out and not into my body. Made a mess of the back of my hand. I never did see that nurse again.

Having said all that I am grateful to them all for making me feel better.

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