I had been waiting for surgery for a pacemaker. I've jumped the queue! Last Thursday I collapsed in the bathroom. The implanted monitor showed a pause of almost 9 seconds when reviewed by the Cardiology team. I was brought into the RUH Bath & told I would be staying until the pacemaker is done. The doctor has just been round & has told me I am on the list for today barring any emergencies. Ihaveto say that the treatment has been excellent. Every member of staff from the paramedics, nurse's, cleaning staff & caterers has been cheerful & professional. Even when short staffed & under pressure in the assessment ward they remained calm and cheerful. I require a gluten free diet & this was well catered for with ample choice. I don't believe I would have received better treatnent if I had been in a private hospital.