"Thank you to my community matron"

About: Central Lancashire PCT / Community nursing

(as the patient),

On waking up on Thursday morning after two days of feeling unwell, I couldn't move my right leg or my left arm.

My wife called the community matron for advice, she however attended within the hour & tentatively diagnosed a minor stroke. She called the doctor who came later that morning and confirmed the diagnosis and I was taken to hospital by ambulance.

I finally got out of hospital 21 days later. Since getting out of hospital the community matron has attended at home and devised an ongoing treatment plan. I was sceptical about the service to begin with but can say without any hesitation that it is a great success from my point of view and would recommend it to anyone who qualifies.

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Response from Julie-Ann Bowden, Clinical Quality and Assurance Manager, NHS Central Lancashire

Dear Back355

I am pleased to hear that your initial doubts about the service have been relieved as a result of your experience.

I am sorry to hear that you had a minor stroke and I hnope that you have had a good recovery following this. I am sure that your Matron will continue to provide you with the support and advice that you need to manage your condition and receive the healthcare that you need.

Thank you for posting your experience.

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