About: East Of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust / Out of Hours GP Healthcare Service East Of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Out of Hours GP Healthcare Service Norwich NR6 5NA
Posted by Inzaghi09 (as ),
I have been up in Norwich for a 9 day training course, staying at a local hotel. The course cost a lot of money so was very important I attended all days. On day 1 I started to feel a bit under the weather, felt like a cold coming. By day 4 it was a full blown chest infection and I was unsure how to get any treatment so I could continue my training.
After a sleepless night I looked up a number for a local GP on the internet and with it being 6am I just decided to call the number to see what time they opened.
To my surprise the call was answered straight away by an out of hours service. I spent 5 mins explaining my situation, being away from home and unsure of where to seek treatment etc.
The man then took me through some medical questions for a quick triage over the phone and then arranged an appointment with a GP at the local hospital in 30 minutes time.
I was seen by the GP and given antibiotics for the chest infection and back at my hotel in time for breakfast at 07: 15.
I felt a bit rough for that day but the medication has started to take effect and I have fully expect to finish this training course fit and well.
In my opinion this service was above and beyond what I expected, the guy on the phone, I wish I could thank him personally and whoever is in charge of this system in Norwich a big thank you to you too.
I hope senior management get to read my comments as I am 100% satisfied with the care I received.