In praise of the NHS

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Last night my grandson Ollie was in a lot of pain in his groin region. He was given pain killers and managed to get off to sleep.
This morning he was in tears such was the pain. Daughter rang GP surgery and was seen before 8 30am.
Dr advised a trip to A&E was necessary so off to Bournemouth Hospital. Couldn't examine him as they have no child patient doctors in A&E so advised to visit Poole Hospital, about 6 miles away.
Daughter left her car at my house and I took Ollie and her to Poole arriving around 11 30am.
By 12 50 he had been seen and booked in for emergency surgery.
Taken down to the operating theatre at 3 pm, he was operated on for gangrenous cyst on the right testicle. The op took over an hour. Offending cyst removed, obs' carried out and discharged at 6 40pm.
All done in a day. Fantastic service and both Daughter and grandson feeling much better about life now.
We can be quick to knock the NHS with delays, long waiting lists and times but in emergencies they come through.
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Last night my grandson Ollie was in a lot of pain in his groin region. He was given pain killers and managed to get off to sleep.
This morning he was in tears such was the pain. Daughter rang GP surgery and was seen before 8 30am.
Dr advised a trip to A&E was necessary so off to Bournemouth Hospital. Couldn't examine him as they have no child patient doctors in A&E so advised to visit Poole Hospital, about 6 miles away.
Daughter left her car at my house and I took Ollie and her to Poole arriving around 11 30am.
By 12 50 he had been seen and booked in for emergency surgery.
Taken down to the operating theatre at 3 pm, he was operated on for gangrenous cyst on the right testicle. The op took over an hour. Offending cyst removed, obs' carried out and discharged at 6 40pm.
All done in a day. Fantastic service and both Daughter and grandson feeling much better about life now.
We can be quick to knock the NHS with delays, long waiting lists and times but in emergencies they come through.
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Outstanding. I wish Ollie the very best for a speedy recovery 💙
 
As said, outstanding, ATB to Ollie. We went through something similar April 23rd while visiting daughter in Fairford Lees north of Aylesbury, suspected Cora was having a stroke or TIA, SIL quickly got her to A&E at Stoke Mandeville Hospital (quicker than waiting for an ambulance!), no messing there, swiftly into a blue light ambulance to High Wycombe special stroke unit, and virtually straight away the big blood thinner injection in case it was a stroke then into the scanner. Over the next 4 1/2 days before discharge something like 5 scans, MRI, MRA etc, loads of blood tests, loads of antibiotics and anti virals, always in high dependancy unit (close to being ICU!), superb service, and although discharged to our GP (with recommendations and instructions to GP!) Wycombe still followed up with heart monitor and neurology. Equally, I had to call an ambulance early Tuesday morning for a serious COPD exacerbation, they took 30 mins to get to me but once on site were fantastic. Mine was not quite life threatening (although to both of us my serious panic breathing attack was very scary) but the care and time they took once there was faultless. Thankfully all seems back to what is normal these days for me.
 
Fantastic aren’t they. 👏👏 Brilliant result for Ollie. 👍👍
A very close shave this time last year for me when three separate DVT’s discovered on an emergency visit to A & E.
Exemplary diagnosis and specialised care means I get to annoy Jane for a while yet. NHS are the best.
 
I think they're good in a crisis, but becoming abysmal at handling the routine stuff, which unfortunately causes more crises.
 
Dr advised a trip to A&E was necessary so off to Bournemouth Hospital. Couldn't examine him as they have no child patient doctors in A&E so advised to visit Poole Hospital, about 6 miles away.
All the very best to Ollie and good it's all sorted but really, no pediatrician available? Surely any doctor could have examined and diagnosed the condition?
 
All the very best to Ollie and good it's all sorted but really, no pediatrician available? Surely any doctor could have examined and diagnosed the condition?
Nope. Daughter very surprised seeing she had been sent there by her GP.
But nobody in A&E to examine a child??
Seems crazy to me, but I wasn't there.
 

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