"Undiagnosed heart condition"
About: South Tyneside District Hospital South Tyneside District Hospital South Shields NE34 0PL
Posted by Alex
I visited the hospital half a dozen times for various heart tests. The first one 3 months ago, the last one about 6 weeks ago. I have heard absolutely nothing from the hospital since. I don't know if that means I'm in the clear or, more probably, nobody can be bothered to tell me. I've tried getting copies of my test results in terms of the Data Protection Act so I can see a doctor in private practice but even that has so far been fruitless. The people in cardiology are rather stand-offish; I think they see themselves as the 'elite corps', and you hear a lot of sighing. I could no longer go back to the hospital even if I had to and they would let me - they don't take kindly to criticism - so now worry has been added to my problems.