"cardiac arrest in A and E"
About: Lister Hospital Lister Hospital Stevenage SG1 4AB
Posted by Terri
I brought my husband to A and E Lister on morning of 13th July 2012, he had chest pains similar to indigestion. He was seen promply, ECG show no problem but after X-Ray he arrested. I screamed for help and my daughter ran to staff in X-Ray. He was given CPR and defribulator. A wonderful young matron kept myself and daughter informed - it took 5 tries to get Brian's heart going. He was taken to have stent fitted. 6 weeks in ICU due to pneumonia. I cannon fault the staff in A and E or ICU, HDU. He was given utmost care and thanks to the prompt action of A and E X-Ray staff he is now fit and well with no lasting effects. He was able to thank one of the guys who worked on him when he came in for an X Ray this year. It was emotional for both of us. There is one person we have not been able to thank and that is a young Aneathatist Registrar who looked after him as part of the team in ICU, he also worked in A and E. Would love to thank him personally. Thank you once again for the wonderful ( When he was under sedation and fighting for his life I promised myself that I would never moan about his snoring again - thats gone out the window)