"Emergency Admission and Treatment"
About: Horton General Hospital Horton General Hospital Banbury OX16 9AL
(1) Note rapid and effective response of ambulance after midnight to country village 10 miles from hospital. Ambulance crew found patient naked and semi-consccious on upper floor of house. Rapidly secured, lifted and carried to ambulance and then to Horton Hospital, where immediately admitted without any triage delay. A very smooth and professional operation.
(2) On arrival at Horton Hospital at 1.20am seen immediately by medical team led by a doctor. Diagnosis (pneumonia + fast atrial fibrillation) and treatment (high flow oxygen + continuous positive airway pressure + antibiotics + digoxin for atrial fibrillation) immediate and effective. The medical intervention was immediate and comprehensive, notwithstanding the time of night.
(3) Following admission to emergency ward, three weeks of medical + nursing care of very high standard. Standards of diet and general cleanliness high. Excellent attention paid to resumption of muscular control + standing and walking. The contrast between this ward and the general ward was striking.