"From start to finish I could not fault anyone"
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Posted by Maguire (as ),
I took my aunt to see her doctor, Dr Sheikh at the Poplar Surgery in Erdington, on Wednesday as I suspected she had a DVT. The GP promptly called out the rapid response team and sent my aunt home to wait for the team to see her at home.
The team arrived after about three hours and were excellent. The lady, I think her name was Tricka, did a finger prick test which came out positive, because of this she gave my aunt an injection and explained in detail what would happen next. We were told she would be referring my aunt to the Good Hope Hospital for a scan, in the meantime she would receive daily injections to manage the DVT. She would be dropping off the referral papers to the Good Hope Hospital herself.
My aunt’s treatment was exactly as Tricka had explained, two days after the visit to the GP my aunt had a scan at the hospital and was then sent to ambulatory care. Here we had a very long wait but the hospital have made provisions to ensure patients and carers are comfortable. My aunt was given a sandwich at lunchtime and carers were able to make use of the tea and coffee making facilities provided. When she was seen by the doctor here the examination and explanations given were very, very thorough
From start to finish I could not fault anyone, I was more than satisfied with the treatment at every level.