"Admission to Forth Valley Royal with TIA symptoms"
About: Forth Valley Royal Hospital / Acute assessment unit Forth Valley Royal Hospital Acute assessment unit FK5 4WR NHS 24 / NHS 24 (111 service) NHS 24 NHS 24 (111 service) Scottish Ambulance Service / Emergency Ambulance Scottish Ambulance Service Emergency Ambulance EH12 9EB
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At 3am my husband woke with no feeling or power in his right arm and hand. We worked on it for 15-20 mins and then rang 111. Staff were very helpful and put us on to the Ambulance Team who sent two paramedics to check him out. It was decided to take him to hospital.
At Forth Valley the team was very efficient, professional and pleasant. He was "processed" (but not impersonally) through the system to the Assessment Ward where he remained until late afternoon by which time he had had the result of his brain scan.
On discharge he was told he would be followed up at the TIA clinic and we were really surprised to get a call so quickly (on the Monday) to go at 2 pm. Again, we were impressed with the interest and thoroughness shown and the clarity of explanation and instructions.
We would like to congratulate staff on their performance and to thank them very sincerely.