"38 years of epilepsy"

About: Scottish Ambulance Service / Emergency Ambulance

(as the patient),

I turn 39 in October and I've had epilepsy for the past 38 years. If it wasn't for the crews at Greenock ambulance station, I think I would be lying somewhere underground by now.

Over the years I've had quite a few jokes with them (even have a laugh with them, like "yeah it's me again" or "uch it's only you". In a joking way of course, I still get treated with the 100% performance they give, and even am on first name terms with them all. I even joke that I should get an annual season ticket for it as I was in them that often.

Every time they help me I'm right over at the station with either a tin of chocs/biscuits for them. even new year I go over with non alcoholic stuff to go with their dinner. So I can't fault the guys/girls there.

So not only can I praise them high enough I can also give them a glowing report ANYTIME.

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Response from Martin Esposito, Clinical Effectiveness Lead, Clinical Directorate, Scottish Ambulance Service

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It was really good to read your feedback. Thankfully, most of us will never need an ambulance, and for the people who do, it is often a once in a lifetime experience. It must be extremely frightening having an illness, such as Epilepsy, that causes you to have seizures then wake up possibly surrounded by strangers, and knowing that that it is going to happen again and again.

I am just so pleased that we have been there for you when you have needed us and we do really appreciate your feedback. I will make sure that your comments are passed onto the staff at Greenock Ambulance Station.

Take care


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