"Concern re possible stroke"
About: Poole General Hospital Poole General Hospital Poole BH15 2JB
Posted by Anonymous
I recently presented myself to rule out stroke following severe exercise. The A&E tam took my concern seriously and did the relevant tests in a timely manner. The nurses were very caring and provided tea and toast as I had missed breakfast. Because it was recommended I had a CT head scan I was moved to the acute medical ward (Anstey). In spite of no delay in scanning, I was left 6 hrs with no explanation for the delay, in spite of seeing lots of doctors in the vicinity. It would have been helpful/reassuring to know the reason for the delay - observation or 'normal practice'.