"The paramedics were fantastic"
About: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Emergency ambulance Exeter EX2 7HY
Posted by Edge466 (as ),
The paramedics who came to attend to my husband when he had a small stroke – they were fantastic.
I called 999 as I felt my husband needed urgent care having suffered a temporary loss of sight. Paul, who has treated my husband previously, recognized us immediately and this was reassuring for my husband. Because he has Alzheimer’s disease my husband was very reluctant to go into hospital preferring the familiarity of his own home. The paramedics stayed with him for a long time to make absolutely sure he was OK, liaising with the hospital to ensure they could carry out all the necessary checks at home.
However, a doctor did come and check my husband after the paramedics had left. Dr Ferguson felt that my husband should be taken to hospital and called for an ambulance. By co-incidence it was the same paramedics again, they were very apologetic that my husband needed to be taken to hospital. Arrangements were made for him to be taken to Yeovil as he has been there before and he would be more comfortable there.