"Speedy treatment with dignity & respect"
About: Royal Blackburn Hospital Royal Blackburn Hospital Blackburn BB2 3HH
Posted by Michael Parker
Please note I have answered "Don't Know" to the department question as there were multiple departments involved. My wife's mother was admitted to A&E via emergency ambulance on Saturday 02/05/2015. She had collapsed at home due to a suddenn dizzy spell, and was seen promptly by A&E staff. She was constantly monitored as she had very high blood pressure, After x-rays and a scan the diagnosis was that she had probably suffered a minin stroke and at this point she was able to communicate well and a recovery looked likely if her blood pressure could be controlled. She was quickly transferred to the Acute Stroke Unit where again she was constantly monitored as staff battled to lower her blood pressure. During this period she unfortunately suffered a major bleed to the back of her brain resulting in a clot forming, and after another scan to confirm this, was transferred to the Critical Care Unit. There was still a slim chance that the clot could be removed, although we were fully aware that this was unlikey, but after discussing with colleagues, the consultant informed us that it would not be possible to operate, and sadly Doreen passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning. Throughout the day we were all treated with the utmost respect and fully informed about what was happening. We cannot praise the staff highly enough in all the departments involved for their efforts to try to save Doreen. Our thanks to all involved. Regards, Karen & Michael Parker