"Great care at northern general hospital"

About: Northern General Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

I went to the Accident & Emergency Department at the Northern General Hospital with what was thought to be a slight heart attack. The medical and nursing staff were very good, it was very clean and I was dealt with in a polite manner with dignity and two doctors came and looked after me very promptly. I could not fault the care that I received, the staff at the hospital were great.

The only thing that I did not like was the situation with the mixed wards, for two nights I was placed in the Medical Ward with a man in the next bed to me. Men and women had to share the same bathrooms and toilets and I really found this uncomfortable and had no privacy. I was then moved to Firth 8 where it was an all female ward with a male ward next door, however, we still had to share bathroom and toilet facilities. If this could be changed I think it would make a difference to how people felt when they were staying on the ward.

I was told that I had been experiencing Coronary Spasms and not a heart attack which I was pleased about.

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