"Care and professionalism from paramedics"
About: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / NHS 111 South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust NHS 111 Exeter EX2 7HY South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Patient transport service (PTS) South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Patient transport service (PTS) Exeter EX2 7HY
Posted by Tommy 9 (as ),
Towards the end of March I was taken ill at home that evening and had to call 111 who sent an ambulance to our home.
I had been under a local GP for about three weeks for a lung infection. I wasn't getting any better, worse in fact. until I finally collapsed on that evening.
On arrival the paramedics examined me and said my lungs were not infected. He then asked if I had any other problems. I said my leg swelled a bit. He checked my leg and said he was sure I had DVT and they were taking me to Poole hospital, where after about an hour they confirmed they were right.
I spent the next 8 days in hospital.
I would be grateful if you could pass on thanks to Dennis and John (that's all I know) for the way they treated me that night with care, professionalism and dedication.