"Holiday visit to A & E"
About: Exmouth Hospital Exmouth Hospital Exmouth EX8 2JN
Posted by Pam B.
Arrived at the hospital after my husband, Richard Browne, had fallen while attempted to erect a caravanning awning on the 2nd day of our holiday. Reception pointed us to the nurses/treatment and from then on service was exemplary. There were 2 nurses on duty (about 3 pm - 10th June) who quickly had my husband on a bed where he was questioned/examined. It was decided he needed an x-ray of his pelvic/hip area, this was arranged and we waited a short time for this to be done. He was also given an ECG as the nurse thought his heart rate was very slow. Nothing was too much trouble, everything was explained and we felt able to ask questions if needed. After the x-ray which showed a very tiny fracture of the pelvic area, a doctor looked at both the x-ray and ECG results and pronounced my husband well enough to return to our caravan. The nurse gave pain relief to my husband and also gave a prescription. The whole time we were at the hospital we were both treated courteously and with kindness, a great asset to 2 pensioners who came to your hospital with no appointment yet were seen within minutes of arriving. A very big thank you to our nurse who treated my husband + thanks also to the other nurse who was also around at the time.