"Unable to breathe Emergency admission"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Accident and emergency East Surrey Hospital Accident and emergency RH1 5RH South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust Lewes BN7 2XW
Posted by Gasper (as ),
Having inhaled a touch of smoke from burning cooking oil while cooking and suffering from COPD, my breathing gradually got worse until after about 20 mins. I was really struggling to breathe.
After 5 mins. of trying to take Ventalin the ambulance was called. A Paramedic arrived within 10 minutes, another 3 minutes later and the ambulance 5 minutes after that. Their treatment and concern was great. It was decided that I should be taken to ESH for an X-ray and a check-up. The crew were so good that I was breathing relatively normally again by the time we got there (about 30 mins. ).
Staff in the Emergency Unit were again efficient and very caring, including tea/coffee to pass the time. I arrived at 8pm and was discharged again at 12. 15am after an X-ray, and being given some medication.
Many thanks to all concerned - a great service!