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Heart treatment & Taipei City Hos. Ren'ai Branch

Postby tcgc » 12 May 2012, 10:44

Having suffered a massive heart attack last Sunday and speaking little Chinese, I cannot fault the treatment and operation received from Taipei City Hospital, Ren'ai Branch.
Thanks everyone for saving my life!
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Re: Heart treatment & Taipei City Hos. Ren'ai Branch

Postby tommy525 » 12 May 2012, 13:03

wow, good to hear you made it. Hope you take steps to get in better shape over-all and extend the years you have . Best wishes !
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Re: Heart treatment & Taipei City Hos. Ren'ai Branch

Postby *monkey* » 12 May 2012, 13:20

That's a topic that's never appeared here before, and it's really interesting. Do you mind sharing some more details?

Where did you have the heart attack? In work or at home or some other place? Did you go to hospital by ambulance? Were there competent paramedics or a doctor in the ambulance? How did the experience differe to what you might expect in a Western country?
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Re: Heart treatment & Taipei City Hos. Ren'ai Branch

Postby tcgc » 13 May 2012, 00:29

I have been re admitted this evening - this time came by taxi on advise from my Insurance company in London.

The first attack happened at the Taipei City Main Library (Da'an) Ambulance crew spoke perfect English and knew what they were doing, the vehicles are very bumpy.

In London expect to wait, Taipei you are seen immediately. The Intensive Care unit is like something from a Dr Who set with around 4 staff to 1 patient, the only problem here is the noise, you get more peace on the MRT.

Cost of my treatment so far is 60% cheaper than London, and half way through a stent being inserted everything stops whilst they ask if I can afford a basic one or posh one!

One overall impression is the amount of staff employed here.

The food is supplied from the same suppliers as NTU canteens with a 120% markup. I like the fact you can bring any food in from outside.
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Re: Heart treatment & Taipei City Hos. Ren'ai Branch

Postby tommy525 » 13 May 2012, 00:31

good luck to you ! Hope its all working out.
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Re: Heart treatment & Taipei City Hos. Ren'ai Branch

Postby Icon » 13 May 2012, 00:43

Glad to hear you haven't lost your sense of humor, OP. Hope you get better soon.
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