"Excellent care for my heart attack"

About: Aberdeen Royal Infirmary / Cardiology / Coronary Care Unit

(as the patient),

I was admitted to a surgical ward following a night of upper right sided abdominal pain. I also have diabetes and my blood sugar levels were runnuing on the high side.

During routine admission procedures I had a tracing of my heart which indicated that I may be having a heart attack. I was seen by the cardiologist and had a further scan of my heart which comfirmed this within 30 mins.

I was then immediately transferred to the coronary care unit and within 15 mins taken down to the cath lab where I had stents and angioplasty. My care was first class throughout and I count myself very fortunate indeed to live to tell the tale as I am only 45 years of age.

This hospital provided benchmark care with a caring and human face and I for one am very grateful to all staff, doctors and nurses for the care I received.

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Response from Anne Marie Walsh, Clinical Quality Facilitator, Quality, Governance and Risk Unit, NHS Grampian

I can see you shared your experience on Patient Opinion some time ago. I am pleased to hear that your experience was a positive one. We have only recently started working with Patient Opinion so please accept our apologies in not getting back to you at the time. If you have any further feedback about the experience you desciribed please get in touch.

We are keen to listen to stories of patients and carers and, going forward, we plan to respond quickly to all stories we are alerted to from now on.

Best wishes

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