"Quick action when family member became seriously ill"
Posted by taw (as ),
Family member became seriously ill and required specialist services on UK mainland.
The NHS staff (inital nurses and doctors on night shift) quickly diagnosed severity of situation, initiated critical care with on island services, the anaesthetic team, radiology labs etc, and support from other services outwith NHS Shetland, namely the adult retrieval team based in Glasgow and ITU in ARI.
My family member was retrieved to specialist intensive care in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. We now have ongoing support of ITU staff ARI and Shetland nurse, Red Cross.