"Great joined-up care"
About: Greater Manchester Greater Manchester
Posted by Julsy3 (as ),
This story has been posted by Healthwatch Tameside on behalf of a member of the public. We have their details and will forward any comments to them, as they do not have an email address. They said…
I had been ill for a few days, aching & shivering and stayed in bed thinking I had flu. However my symptoms weren’t getting any easier, in fact I was feeling worse and had pain in my hip and groin. I rang my doctors (Hattersley Group Practice) at 8am. It took around 10 minutes to get through but got an appointment that morning with Dr Hershon. He examined me and thought it was either an infection in my testicle or a hernia – either way I needed an urgent scan. Just in case it was an infection the doctor gave me all the medication I would need to treat that. Before I got back home I got a phone call to ask could I go for an ultrasound scan in Oldham that evening.
After the scan it was confirmed that I had an infection. The next day Dr Hershon rang me to ask about the results. He confirmed that I was taking the medication and asked me to come and see him in a week. All in all fantastic joined-up care. Had I not been able to have a scan that day, I was going to be admitted to hospital, so saved money as well.