About: New Cross Hospital New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton WV10 0QP
I was recently hospitalised via A and E for a heart problem. I have only praise and respect for the treatment received in the cardiology ward I was on. After 12 days I underwent an ablation procedure and was subsequently discharged the next day. This is where I am absolutely appalled. I have had zero follow up to my procedure. I went home not knowing what I should expect in terms of recovery, starting exercise again, things that I may experience...post op pain, bleeding, discomfort....I was very frightened as I was still having chest pain and breathlessness. I visited my GP 2 days later who sent me back to the ward for a wound check which was cleared. However I have still got problems with chest pain. I rang my consultant who said go to A and E if your concerned!!!! this is the man who had instruments in my heart 4 days previously....this message was passed via his secretary. I presumed with my discharge papers there would be a do and don't list for the next few days and also what to do if I had any immediate concerns. The absence of this I find disgraceful.