"Impressive degree of attention"
About: Royal Preston Hospital Royal Preston Hospital Preston PR2 9HT
Posted by Bob Clare
I was brought in by ambulance on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon having collapsed in a pub. As I was admitted I think my blood pressure was low and I was quickly seen by a team and in a matter of minutes was hooked up to all sorts of monitoring machines, drips, etc. At each stage one of the team took time to explain to me what they were doing and what they were hoping to achieve. As my blood pressure returned to a normal range I was under the supervision of a staff nurse and doctor who continued to care for me until I was ready to be sent home. The diagnosis was I had over exerted myself on a long walk and had not taken sufficient fluid hence became dehydrated. In that episode of five hours I saw the National Health Service at its very best. Thank you to the team.