Wednesday, 2 October 2019

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOLLAR.


Yesterday Tom was sick all day.   Our son Matt took one look and decided that things were not right and so we called 111.
Apparently all the ambulances were busy and it would be at least 2 hours before we could get one, so could we take him to A&E ourselves.

We did this and sat among the usual array of humans, some nice and some nuts for a long time, Tom is nearly  80 and was dozing off and in pain.  
We got there around 7 p.m. and it was 2 a.m in the morning before Matt and myself left the Hospital minus Tom.

It appears that he may have another blockage in the pipes and at this moment he is having x rays and scans.
Will know more later today.

I can't tell you how many times Tom has been in this Hospital for various illnesses and it just goes on and on.  I must count up one day.

Oh, and it took me half an hour to get through to A&E this morning to find out how he was, kept getting cut off.

Does the NHS need more resources?
A big YES 

24 comments:

  1. One would think if hospital staff is over-burdened [and they doubtless are] that some sort of system could be made for assessing those who most need to be seen quickly--a person in obvious pain and distress shouldn't be made to sit waiting for hours! What an anxious time.

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  2. Sorry to hear this, Briony. Hope he's sorted soon. x

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  3. So sorry to hear this. I hope he will be home again very soon. There are lots of incredibly dedicated staff in the NHS but they are seriously under resourced and over stretched.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  4. so sorry he is having yet another hospital visit and overnight. prayers for all of you as you deal with his health and the health system...

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  5. I am sorry to hear about this setback, I hope they are looking after Tom and get some treatment organised. There are so many horror stories about having to wait for hours, it is very worrying.

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  6. Sorry to hear this, I hope Tom will be home soon.

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  7. I hope Tom gets home soon. I think our NHS does a brilliant job, I'd hate to be without it, but it's not what it used to be, understaffed and overworked. Sending my very best wishes.

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  8. What a nightmare!I do hope Tom is on the mend soon.I am sure once admitted he will get the best of treatment.Bx

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  9. What a nightmare for you all.I really hope that Tom is on the mend and will be home soon.Love and best wishes,xx

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  10. I am praying fr him. Please continue to keep us posted.

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  11. Lovec and prayers for you both x

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  12. I'm sorry to hear of yet another hospitalization for your Tom. It can get overwhelming, can't it. Our wait times in Emergency here are usually about six hours unless you are having a heart attack, then you get right in. Otherwise, it doesn't matter how sick you are or if you come by ambulance or on foot. Often it's more than six hours, if there has been a car accident or something similar to take priority. Best of luck, thinking of you both.

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  13. Oh my, a 2 hour wait for an ambulance? What if it was something life threatening? That's crazy how long you had to wait in the ER. I hope he's feeling better soon.

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  14. So sorry to hear that. It is terrible having to wait for so long especially with Tom being in so much pain. Things are not good here either (a shortage of doctors) but I know that one is triaged on arrival in A & E and, if urgent, then processed faster.

    I hope he is home soon with a good outcome.

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  15. Sorry to hear this Briony. It never ends does it? Best wishes to you both.

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  16. I am so sorry for your long wait...I hope things turn out good for Tom.

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  17. Love and best wishes during an overwhelming time...

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  18. So sorry to hear this. Hope he's on the mend today.

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  19. Oh no! Very frustrating for sure. Praying that Tom will be okay.

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  20. You wrote this on Wednesday and it is now the first hour of Sunday Oct 6th. I hope that all is well and that Tom is now back home where he belongs. Great support from your son - Matt.

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  21. Wishing Tom a speedy recovery. He is in the right place to be sorted. Take care of yourself. X

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  22. So sorry to hear all this happened. The NHS absolutely needs more resources. I'd vote for that in a heartbeat!

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