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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again
Posted by: Arnold Saxton
Date/Time: 07/04/15 13:49:00

In January I had a fall which left me with severe pain in my side. I got myself down to Charing X A&E (sorry, 'Urgent treatment'), and was palpated and sent home with instructions to take painkillers. I asked about an X-ray, but was refused one, 'to avoid undue exposure to radiation'. Two nights later I woke, unable to breathe, and in great pain, managed to crawl to a phone and called an ambulance. Destination - Major Trauma at St Mary's, where I was diagnosed with 5 broken ribs and a punctured lung. That lung had filled with fluid, and I would have died without treatment. I spent almost a month in hospital, had 2 operations, and cost the NHS far more than if I'd been X-rayed on the first day. I could strangle the nurse who refused me the X-ray, and will avoid that A&E in future if possible. I have nothing but praise for the staff at St Mary's, and for that matter, for those at Northwick Park, where our daughter was admitted as an emergency last week. That's what the NHS does best, but that doesn't make it 'the best in the world', as is so often claimed.


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Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 14:50:00 Bernard Allen
   Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 17:19:00 Iris Hill
      Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 17:47:00 Nigel Brooks
         Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 18:11:00 Iris Hill
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 18:24:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 18:31:00 Bernard Allen
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 18:43:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 19:11:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 19:14:00 Pete Mayes
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 19:25:00 Andy Pease
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 20:11:00 Angus McPhail
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 20:18:00 Claire Moran
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 21:44:00 Maggie Dodge
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 21:49:00 Claire Moran
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again06/04/15 22:52:00 Maggie Dodge
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again07/04/15 13:49:00 Arnold Saxton
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again07/04/15 13:52:00 Pete Mayes
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again07/04/15 21:30:00 Victoria Bridges
   Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again07/04/15 14:00:00 Andy Rooney
      Re:Re:Bank Holiday Bug strikes again07/04/15 14:21:00 Bernard Allen

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