"Being asked if I was an alcoholic"
About: Castle Hill Hospital / Cardiology Castle Hill Hospital Cardiology HU16 5JQ Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust / Emergency ambulance Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust Emergency ambulance Wakefield WF2 0XQ
Posted by Pilot (as ),
I suffered an acute heart attack. I was in immense pain. I dialed 999 and the operator took all my details. When, after some time, the paramedic arrived I had to give all the details again and once more to the ambulance crew. By this time I was writhing on the floor in absolute agony. I just wanted them to get me into the ambulance and taken to cardiac unit. The paramedic then had the nerve to ask me, in an abrupt manner, "Are you an alcoholic" to which I of course replied, "No" I feel very insulted by this.
Eventually I was driven to the hospital 35 minutes away, and was immediately taken in to the cath lab for emergency treatment