"From the moment that I suspected ..."
About: Hammersmith Hospital Hammersmith Hospital London W12 0HS
Posted by Graham Wilson
What I liked
From the moment that I suspected that I was having a heart attack, 11th April 2010, everything was done to ensure that I was treated immediately. The ambulance arrived before my wife had completed the 999 call. The ambulance men were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and put me at ease at a frightening time. The staff at the hospital kept me informed of the procedures that were to be used and I was operated on very quickly. The ward was clean and the staff were extremely helpful. The Doctors were extremely impressive, and my treatment was exceptional. Even the food was good!
I saw the nutritionist while I was in hospital and the information that she gave me set me up for when I got home and no longer had the back up of the hospital.
As I live in Birmingham everything was put in place for me to begin my rehabilitation and see a cardiologist at the Queen Elizabeth hospital.
I was impressed that a lady doctor came in on her day off to give 3 students the opportunity to practise diagnosis on one of the other patients. This seems to typify the conscientiousness of the staff.
Although I would rather not have had a heart attack, if it had to happen this was certainly the place to do it.
I cannot express my thanks enough to all concerned in the ambulance service, Cath lab, ward A7 and the doctors and nurses who took care of me.
What could be improved
I am a watercolour artist and would like to donate an original framed painting to the hospital as a thank you for all that you have done - would you please let me know how I go about this. I would be happy to send you a photograph to show the suitability of my work - please let me have an email address if you would like me to do this.