I came into the hospital with what Dr Victoria described as “a major heart attack”. This was after I, my GP and my wife had all considered my epigastric pain to be gastric – whereas it was actually cardiac. The pain became severe and I was welcomed to Box Hill Hospital that evening by the triage staff. They called the Cardiology Registrar Dr Victoria and Cardiologist Dr Bon and whipped me into the Emergency Department. They stabilised me but the pain didn’t diminish. I had a coronary angiogram and in the operating theatre Dr Yew put a stent in the blocked artery. At last I felt the pain dissipate. I was transferred to Ward 2: 2 where I received excellent skilled and courteous nursing care and visits from Dr Bon and Dr Robin.
Later I was wheeled to ultrasound where Simon checked my heart and wrote a report that indicated that there seemed to be little permanent injury to the heart muscle that had suffered the ischaemia. I also received an X-ray.
I enjoyed the good food that the hospital provided and the cheerfulness of the staff both medical and ancillary. The air mattress on my bed was a new experience for me and I found it pleasant once I realised it was not actually alive. I didn’t mind moving to a shared ward in the middle of the night to make my single room available for someone who needed it more.
"The treatment I received in Box Hill Hospital for my heart attack"
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