"A&E then cardiac diagnosis"

About: Royal Hampshire County Hospital

I came to A&E just before Christmas with breathing difficulties.

I was very distressed as I was frightened with this condition, made worse by having to walk from car to A&E up steep hill. The receptionist & triage nurse were incredibly kind and helpful and immediate found a wheelchair and pushed me to the Minors section where they connected an ECG etc.

after very many tests & scans etc + 4 nights in hospital I was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy & Attrial Fibrillation and discharged.

The follow up care with GP, heart nurses, Consultant, specialist Anti-coagulant nurses and rehab team over the last 6 months has been brilliant and I feel so well cared for. I am extremely grateful to everyone at the hospital and the Cardiac team for being so wonderful.

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Response from Royal Hampshire County Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on our ED and cardiology services. I am always pleased to read heartfelt comments, like yours on the care and treatment patients have received. A patients journey could be 6 hours or 6 months and it is good to know that whatever the length of stay, the nursing care is of the high quality we aim to provide. I have shared these kind words with the teams involved, who I am sure, will be delighted and greatly encouraged by them.

Mary Edwards, Chief Executive

Mary.edwards@hhft.nhs.uk

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