About: Royal Preston Hospital Royal Preston Hospital Preston PR2 9HT
My mother was taken to A&E on Monday with a TIA (stroke) She sat in an over crowded corridor for a long time with a blood pressure reading of 217/100. As you can imagine at 79 she was anxious and afraid. To cut a long short, it was some time before a nurse arrived and took her bp again (still dangerously high) and at least 3 hours before a doctor arrived and took a brief history (no meds given). At least another 2 hours before clopidogrel was given. She was then (much to my surprise sent home and told to come to the stroke clinic in the morning where an mri revealed she had indeed had a stroke. Again sent home with meds and waiting further tests in a months time, which in my opinion should be done far sooner. It's unfortunate that my brother works hard within the NHS to improve matters but they are never resolved but get far worse.