"A truly caring paramedic"
About: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Emergency ambulance Exeter EX2 7HY
Posted by bg14 (as ),
I went to bed early last night and woke up from sleep with extreme confusion. I didn't recognise my husband's face or where I was. This kind of episode had happened before to me, but not for as long as this. I knew in my confusion that something was wrong and I was concerned about the length of the episode, so I tried to get my husband to call an ambulance.
By the time a paramedic arrived I was much more "with it" and felt like I was wasting his time a little but he assured me that I wasn't, thoroughly checked me over and took his time talking to me.
I have had a few experiences with paramedics in the past who have been unsympathetic at best, but I could tell that this man really cared about my condition. I noticed his name was Robert Wintle. He was a member of the Swindon paramedic team, I assumed. I was amazed by his friendliness and compassion and I didn't feel like just another call out, I felt like I really mattered as a patient. He didn't play down my condition, or make me feel like I was being silly.
I am never really one to leave feedback, but during his visit I was thinking that I MUST leave feedback for this man, because he deserves a medal for his level of care in his work. I just wanted to give him the credit he deserves. In the end he decided that I didn't need to go to the hospital but he gave me a detailed explaination of my other options, which I was very grateful for.
This man went above and beyond what I expected of the NHS paramedic service. The NHS needs more paramedics like Robert!