"The very best care possible"
About: East Of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust / Emergency ambulance East Of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Emergency ambulance Norwich NR6 5NA Ipswich Hospital / Accident and emergency Ipswich Hospital Accident and emergency Ipswich IP4 5PD
Posted by warner1g (as ),
I am a dressage trainer, working with horses every day. On Tuesday 10th May I was kicked by a young horse with both hind legs and substantial force in the abdomen, being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Things looked grim.
The first responder arrived only minutes after the 999 call, followed very shortly after by the ambulance and a doctor. The team of several was very professional and effective. Blood pressure and pulse readings suggested internal bleeding on top of possible spinal and neck injuries. They got me to Ipswich A&E very quickly. The trauma team was standing by on arrival. The treatment and attention I received throughout was outstanding, Dr Anna Stannard in particular. Nothing was left to chance. Ultrasonic scan, MRI scan, X-ray the lot. 6 hours later I was discharged, battered, bruised on crutches, aware that I had been very lucky and that I had the very best care possible. I would like to send my thanks to all the team dealing with me in the emergency department including the ambulance crew.