"Emergency urology treatment"
About: Hexham General Hospital Hexham General Hospital Hexham NE46 1QJ
Posted by Sammy
On Tuesday 27th October at approximately 10.30pm I found myself unable to pass water.
My wife phoned the 111 service, and was advised we could have a non emergency ambulance to take me to Cramlington Hospital.
I spoke myself to a nurse who advised they would get a Doctor to call me back.
This was in spite of me being in extreme pain.
I believed that Hexham Hospital was closed to emergency cases, therefore I phoned Haltwhistle Hospital.
A Very helpful nurse said they would phone Hexham Hospital for me and ring me back.
They phoned back 5 minutes later and said if I could get to Hexham you would assist me.
Despite extreme pain I drove myself to Hexham, and was seen almost immediately.
A catheter was fitted, urine and blood samples taken and I was allowed to go home at 0145am.
The treatment I received was first class - highly recommended.
Also I attended again on Tuesday 3rd November because of pain with the catheter.
This was removed and I am able now to pass urine without trouble.
Again the service and treatment by all members of staff was first class.
Hexham is a wonderful hospital, it is such a shame that A&E services have been removed to an outpost such as Cramlington, where I would have been unable to attend due to pain, and if I had gone in a "non-emergency" ambulance as the 111 service advised, would have been in even more pain waiting to be seen!
Definitely 10/10 for Hexham General Hospital!