"pacemaker implantation- a success-QE2 buildling..."
About: St Bartholomew's Hospital St Bartholomew's Hospital EC1A 7BE
i have had repeated blackouts and lots and lots of tests that never catch it. i had a knee op in Nov and then had a 25 second cardiac arrest and blackout whilst in another London hospital.I was not informed ! i decided to use the Reveal device/ home monitoring kit as i too have never had a follow up appointment or request to upload the data. Once i did this i was contacted by Barts cardiology team 4th Jan. i was admitted that day and the implant was completed. I have very high praise indeed for all staff , surgical and nursing. My op took 3 hours and was a bit more complicated. The surgical team were outstanding.
Risk of infection/ run down building.
However, they are undergoing a rebuild and the QE 2 building is in a very poor condition including Harvey ward. I was very anxious about infection/ MRSA. My room was not wiped down . I was not tested for MRSA and was not given wipes to clean the main areas that carry the bacteria before surgery. This would be my one, but very important, criticism. Otherwise - I am indebted to the teams for saving my life:)