"Good emergency care for elderly father"
About: Solihull Hospital / Accident and emergency Solihull Hospital Accident and emergency Solihull B91 2JL West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust / Emergency ambulance West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Emergency ambulance Brierley Hill DY5 1LX
Posted by jps (as ),
Dad is 94. He collapsed during the night of and suffered a severe bout of gastroenteritis. When I arrived at about 6:30 am he was in a right mess.
I called 111 who arranged for an out of hours gp to visit. He took a look at dad and decided he wanted him assessed and arranged for an ambulance to take him to Solihull acute unit.
The ambulance crew were great, really kind, patient and thorough and we received the same support at Solihull AMU from doctor Ibrahim and the nurses (both calked Rachel). Dad was admitted to a ward that evening and has received good care at Solihull ever since.
So we owe all involved a big thank you. We couldn't have asked for more, and this all happened initially on a bank holiday!