"Admission to Yeovil hospital via A&E"
About: Yeovil District Hospital Yeovil District Hospital Yeovil BA21 4AT
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I took a taxi to A&E one Saturday morning just a few weeks ago because I was in such awful abdominal pain. I had misgivings about going which included concerns about wasting NHS time but mostly anxieties about my age and the belief that I would not be considered for treatment as I am 89. I had read many reports in the media suggesting that the elderly were somewhat of a drain on resources and any care was grudgingly given and even sometimes refused. Having now experienced wonderful care I can refute such suggestions. I experienced nothing but professional care and consideration throughout, First and foremost I was admitted to a ward situation and was made comfortable, there followed numerous tests and I was quickly transferred to Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton. I underwent major surgery within days and am happy to say that I am now recovering well and am most grateful for all the wonderful care I received both in Yeovil Hospital and in Taunton.