"They saved my life on Sunday 30 January 2016"
About: St James's University Hospital St James's University Hospital Leeds LS9 7TF
Posted by vcooper
I admitted myself to St James A&E on Sunday 30 Jan at approx 6 am after feeling increasingly ill with vomiting and lower chest pain, and having had no help from the 111 service.
The doctor who treated me was brilliant - they recognised very quickly I had a pericardial efflusion and cardiac tamponade, although these are not everyday conditions - and all the other staff were absolutely wonderful.
Within 2 hours I had been x rayed and CT scanned and was on my way to LGI for emergency cardiocentesis (where they were also wonderful).
I am forever grateful for the expertise, kindness and support all the staff showed to myself and my husband when we were almost incoherent with worry - A stars all round to the team.
I could not have had better care if I had been a private patient.