"Thank you to the walk in centre & Whiston hospital"
Posted by Papa Joe (as ),
I returned froma European coach holiday on at the end of August this year, 62 hours and almost 3,000 miles on a coach totally unsuitable for such travel - cramped and uncomfortable.
Two days later I began to experience sharp pains in my calf and I attended the St Helens NHS Walk-In Centre where I received prompt and thorough treatment. They arranged for me to attend at Whiston Hospital the following day for a scan which confirmed thrombosis. This was in the minor veins but dangerously close to a deep vein.
They immediately arranged a course of treatment - injections in my stomach daily for six weeks.
I dread to think what the consequences may have been had they not acted so promptly and efficiently at the Walk-in Centre and at Whiston Hospital. My heartfelt thanks