"Chest pains and breathing problems"
About: Horton General Hospital / Respiratory medicine Horton General Hospital Respiratory medicine OX16 9AL
Posted by SJW (as ),
On 11th December last, the day before I was due to fly to Canada for Christmas and New Year at my son and his family's home, I developed breathing problems late in the afternoon in addition to chest pains I'd had for a couple of weeks or more. My wife called for an ambulance and two local medics or paramedics arrived, followed by another more senior one. Eventually an ambulance arrived and I was taken to the Horton Hospital at Banbury where I was admitted and kept in overnight for observation, being put on a monitor. Fortunately it was a false alarm; I had to see my doctor to get his o.k. to fly but by this time I had missed my flight anyway. Luckily I got another flight a few days later.
I could not have asked for better treatment from the moment the medics arrived quickly at my house to the time of seeing my GP at North Bicester Surgery.
My thanks to everyone involved. That was my first inpatient visit to a hospital for over 30 years and I hope not to go for another 30 years at least(by which time I'll be 94!).