"Queens AE mis diagnoses"

About: Queen's Hospital (Romford)

I attended queens AE , with a severe ongoing headache, I was seen by triage nurse who kindly gave pain relief that helped, but as my pulse was fast wanted an ECG, and blood tests, so far all ok I was then sent to majors lite , where I saw a doctor who at first was treating my headache, as I suffer from angina I do at times suffer some chest pain,

The doctor then came to me and asked if I had any chest pain, i answerd yes but was not to bad , the doctor then told me that a blood test was slightly elevated, and would have to stay a bit longer, I was sent to a ward, where I saw another doctor who told me I had suffered a minor heart attack, of course shocked by this I went along with it, 5 days later still in a ward , I was then seen by a consultant who then says that I hadn't suffered a heart attack at all, all in all I spent 8 days in hospital off work, caused worry and upset to me and my family, given drugs for the heart, an angiogram, which was all a waste of NHS resources, why isn't there some one senior to over see , I was seen by several doctors all of which said I had a heart attack , all of which was based on blood tests.

Disgraceful, and also pals haven't responded to my last two emails regards this, so what's the point in them.

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Response from Queen's Hospital

Thank you for your comment on NHS Choices. I'm sorry to hear that there was confusion around your diagnosis and would like to get this sorted for you. I am concerned to hear about your experience in our hospital. I want to make sure that your concerns are looked into. Please contact me through our PALS team with more information on 01708 435 454 or email PALS@bhrhospitals.nhs.uk.

Yours sincerely

Nadeem Moghal Medical Director

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