"My mother's heart attack"

About: Wythenshawe Hospital / Cardiology

(as a relative),

My mum is 87. On 20th January she had chest pains. She was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital and a stent fitted - with local anaesthetic - within a very short time. She was very happy with the nursing care. But she was discharged with 9 different tablets to take. They gave her terrible diarrohea. It was nearly two weeks before the GP was told that she had been admitted, and longer before anyone attempted to sort out her medication.

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Response from Wythenshawe Hospital

Thank you for your comments.

I'm very sorry to hear that your mother experienced problems with her medication. I am please that she was happy with the nursing care. I will share your comments with the team involved. If you would like us to investigate further or offer any additional support, please contact our patient liaision service on 02161 291 5600 or email pls@uhsm.nhs.uk

Kind regards

Patient Experience Team

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Update posted by Rathfelder (a relative)

All the GPs I talk to say it is not uncommon for the hospital to take weeks to send them a discharge letter.