"A break down in communication between doctors"

About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary / Cardiology

(as the patient),

I went to the Medical Assessment Ward at Doncaster Royal Infirmary hospital with chest pains and palpitations. The nurses were friendly and so were the health care assistants.

The communication between doctors when changing shifts could have been better. Also not having to wait so long for information.

I did feel angry and upset because I had been told that there was a possibility that I had a blood clot, the doctor changed shift and did not inform the next doctor. I had to ask before they checked me, I felt there was no continuation of care. I left the hospital feeling very uninformed and not knowing why I had ended up there in the first place. I felt I did not really get any answers. I saw three doctors whilst I was there and they did not seem to be any continuity/communication between them.

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