A HEART patient had to wait nearly two hours for a vital scan at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
And James Taylor has expressed concern about the care of emergency heart patients at the hospital, after experiencing a catalogue of other problems.
Mr Taylor, 48, of Salendine Nook, was admitted to the accident and emergency department with chest pains.
Mr Taylor suffers from a serious heart condition and has had heart attacks before.
He claims he was left alone for long periods of time and there were major delays in finding vital equipment and medical notes.
"The main problem is delays," he said.
"No-one came to my cubicle between 6.15pm and 7.45pm. Anything could have happened." Mr Taylor visited his doctor after suffering from chest pains. His doctor sent him straight to hospital. He rang the Infirmary to say Mr Taylor would be coming and explained his condition.
Mr Taylor arrived by taxi with his wife Diane at 6.15pm.
The couple were put into a cubicle and Mr Taylor explained his heart condition to a nurse.
His blood pressure was measured but then he and his wife were left alone in the cubicle until 7pm.
He said: "I was getting stressed by waiting and this was exaggerating my condition. I felt terrible."
Mrs Taylor went to see why no-one was attending to her husband and why he had not had an ECG heart scan.
She was told that an ECG machine could not be found.
A machine was found at about 7.45pm.
Mr Taylor said: "The nurse who brought it couldn't get it to work.
"I had to wait for someone else to come. She also tried to take a blood test, but blew the vein in my hand and gave up."
Mr Taylor waited another 20 minutes for a staff nurse to come and do the ECG.
He said: "I complained to him about the delays.
"At 8.30pm, the night shift staff came on and I was given a blood test.
"The nurse was very nice and said the house doctor would be coming, but in the meantime I had to have a chest X-ray.
"She put four calls out for a porter to take me, but no-one came."
The house doctor arrived at 10.15pm and had a 20-minute consultation with Mr Taylor. He was surprised to discover Mr Taylor had a history of heart problems.
Mr Taylor said: "I asked if he had read my notes and he said he hadn't because they couldn't find the notes anywhere."
Mr Taylor was admitted to the coronary care unit for overnight observation and his notes were finally found - at 11am the next day.
Mr Taylor was sent home that night .
He said: "This business of not having the right equipment or notes is ridiculous.
"I just want something positive done so that something good will have come out of these experiences."
A spokesman for Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust said: "Mr Taylor was dealt with in the accident and emergency department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary within the four-hour target set by the Government.
"We would encourage anyone who has concerns about the care they receive to contact us."