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Tingtwatter asks: Ever been on the receiving end of some quality health care? Tell us about it

(, Thu 11 Mar 2010, 11:49)
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...I take people to hospital in my ambulance and like most of my colleagues I tend to whinge a bit about some issues at the hospital.

However, having had a recent stay in intensive care (post-assault), I got to see things from the other side. The care I received was superb and life saving. Every aspect of my care could not be faulted, from A&E to intensive care and my recovery on the medical ward. They even arranged for a counsellor to talk to me about the assault. I thanked them when I was discharged and they told me I was a good patient and therefore easy to manage. They explained that too many people leave things too late and expect miracles, don't comply with the recommended treatment and in many cases shouldn't even be there. Too many people clog up the system when they could just see their GP for minor ailments.

So there you have it, no funny story, just a deep appreciation of a globally underfunded system trying to do its' best with the resources at hand.

edit: I even forgave them for the incorrectly inserted urinary catheter that caused pain like you wouldn't believe! We all make mistakes.
(, Thu 18 Mar 2010, 1:55, 1 reply)
I have a cat that purrs when I stroke it.
I tell it that is a good cat.

I have yet to ram a pipe down its pipe, but I am safe in the knowledge it will forgive me when I do so incorrectly.
(, Thu 18 Mar 2010, 2:12, closed)

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