"Sub arachanoid haemorrage"

About: Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)

On Friday last, I visited my GP surgery ay about 1000am, explained symptoms to Dr, Who suspected a possible sub arachanoid haemorrhage, and 'phoned for an ambulance, to take me to RCH Treliske for tests. @ 1530 the required ambulanced arrived, I finally left the hospital @ 2130, after being told that my tests were clear. I did not know until Saturday morning just how serious, and therefore urgent treatment was, when I looked it up on the 'net. I do feel that the delay was appalling for such a serious situation, an illness from which recovery is described as RARE, with those who do, often being left brain damaged. John

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Response from Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske)

Many thanks for your feedback. The ambulance service is run by South Western Ambulance Services Trust and if you would like them to look into the delay you will need to contact them directly. Visit http://www.swast.nhs.uk/patient-opinion.htm

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