"Heart attack - delay in care"
About: Rotherham Hospital / General surgery Rotherham Hospital General surgery Rotherham S60 2UD Rotherham PCT Rotherham PCT Rotherham S66 1YY Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust Wakefield WF2 0XQ
Posted by nails628 (as ),
My husband rang the GP surgery to say I had chest pains, he was put through to the practice nurse. The nurse asked if I had pains down my arm, the pain was in my jaw. I was asked to make my way down to the surgery, even though I was in great discomfort. I waited to see the doctor, who told me that she had rung for an ambulance because I had presented with chest pain. I had an ECG, which showed I was having a heart attack. The ambulance arrived and I was rushed to hospital where I had an operation to have a stent put in. My care from the ambulance men through to the doctors and nurses was excellent, very caring and professional. If there were any changes I would make, it would be to the GP practice nurse, who I feel should have have advised my husband to call 999.