About: Pilgrim Hospital Pilgrim Hospital Boston PE21 9QS
Posted by Anonymous
My husband who is an insulin dependant diabetic for 27 years had a bad fall on the 28th Feb.He sustained an injury above his left eye which immediately swelled to a large size.I phoned our local surgery and they told me to take him to A&E.As I have just had foot surgery and cannot walk very far I called for an ambulance.My husband is 73 years of age and suffers from every side effect of long term diabetes and has also had 2 mini strokes which has left him with extremely bad balance problems.I was worried that he might have fractured his skull or have a brain bleed.
But what I wasn't prepared for was a doctor from A&E phoning me and asking why I phoned 999 for an ambulance.Is this the the brave new world of the NHS when a layman has to decide whether an admission to hospital is necessary?
On the plus side a nurse was very kind to my husband and got him a sandwich and a cup of tea.