"My father’s illness and death"
About: Ayr Hospital / Combined Assessment Unit (CAU) Ayr Hospital Combined Assessment Unit (CAU) KA6 6DX Crosshouse Hospital / Ayrshire Doctor on Call (ADOC) Crosshouse Hospital Ayrshire Doctor on Call (ADOC) KA2 0BE NHS 24 / NHS 24 (111 service) NHS 24 NHS 24 (111 service) Scottish Ambulance Service / Emergency Ambulance Scottish Ambulance Service Emergency Ambulance EH12 9EB
Posted by iMunros (as ),
My father became unwell overnight, the community alarm service was contacted and then NHS24. An on call doctor arrived and after discussion with my sister and myself, and after examining Dad, concluded that Dad should be admitted to Ayr Hospital. With Dad’s condition deteriorating, I phoned 999 and ambulance arrived fairly soon afterwards.
Dad was taken to the CAU and staff attended to him almost immediately. It soon became apparent that he was very seriously ill and that other family should be informed. As soon as a room became available he was taken there. He passed away peacefully the following day at 4pm with all of us with him.
Throughout the time he was in CAU, he was treated promptly and professionally and with dignity and respect. We were cared for and supported throughout. I have nothing but the highest praise for all the staff in CAU who were involved in caring for Dad and for us. We could not have wished for anything better. Communication from the medical staff, the care and compassion of the nursing staff were all of the highest quality. We can only express our thanks to all concerned and commend the hospital on such quality service and support.