"Ambulance Service should have treated him with more urgency "
About: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Emergency ambulance Exeter EX2 7HY
Posted by NotATimewaster (as ),
A couple of weeks ago I rang for an ambulance after my husband had a fall and then became quickly ill . He was sweating profusely, vomiting, unable to speak properly, and in extreme pain. It took 45 mins. and 2 '999' calls before the ambulance responded. When it arrived the two paramedics decided he had severe constipation, referred him to out of hours team and left. A few hours later a nurse from the out of hours team arrived and demanded I take him to A&E as he was very unwell. The fall he had broke some ribs and punctured his liver causing severe internal bleeding. He is still in hospital receiving treatment so I think he should have been treated as the more urgent case that he was.