"Emergency care at Hairmyres Hospital"
Posted by Ms Harris (as ),
My partner attended A&E at Hairmyres before being admitted overnight and transferred to the Southern General the following day.
He had neurological symptoms later diagnosed as a brain haemorrhage. Our GP called ahead and we were taken without any delays. I was very impressed by the professionalism, care, efficiency and sensitivity delivered by staff in A&E and ward 2. Nursing and medical staff treated us with respect and concern that offered great comfort.
I would like to especially mention that the porter who we spent a short time with us (transferring us to the ward ) had a positive impact on us due to his lovely approach to care.
I do question however why essential tests for neurological presentations e. g CT scans are not available out of hours? Waiting overnight for a diagnosis and therefore treatment plan for such presentations are therefore delayed considerably with attached risk to the health and well being of the patient.
Many thanks to all the staff who contributed to the care of my partner.