My daughter flew in ten days in the past from Oz for my seventieth which we celebrated with mates final weekend. We then decamped to London on Tuesday for somewhat R&R and to attend the Springsteen live performance in Hyde Park on Thursday. This morning we have been all going to go out to Heathrow and my daughter and her husband fly off again to Oz and my spouse and I to Dublin to see her Mum.
That was all earlier than I slipped entering into the bathe and gashed my head ( I suppose you begin doing issues like that at 70). My daughter, who’s an ED registrar and effectively used to blood and guts prescribed 4 stitches and tried to no avail to acquire a suture equipment for a DYI job from a couple of native pharmacies. So we took a cab to St . Mary’s A&E.
We arrived at 11:30, noticed the triage nurse inside 20 minutes and a physician (beautiful man known as Freddie) inside a few hours. Full examination after which a CT scan with outcomes again indicating no issues in lower than an hour. Stitches went in and we have been executed and dusted. Sandwiches and occasional/tea provided all through our go to.
All in all 11/10 for NHS frontline staff. Very competent, empathetic and cheerful individuals who IMO are beneath compensated.
It’s top-of-the-line hospitals, in any case it’s the favored hospital for birthing royal infants. Might need had a distinct expertise on the Royal Shrewsbury.
However hope this doesn’t intrude with the remainder of your keep.
Out of curiosity did anybody ask for proof of your entitlement to make use of the NHS – or have been you all so clearly British that query didn’t come up?
Glad to listen to the NHS did so effectively for you!
Had an analogous expertise a couple of months in the past when my mom (who’s 98 subsequent month) slipped and gashed her brow on a metallic doorway threshold – she didn’t need to go to A&E however fortuitously has a retired GP dwelling subsequent door who did an preliminary patch up – I insisted she go to A&E the subsequent morning and so they gave her the complete works – blood assessments, ECG, Cat scan, and so forth. It was too late for stitches by that time however they bandaged her up and the wound has healed effectively fortunately.
This was the Royal Surrey in Guildford – they’ve been wonderful in my household’s expertise (even when you must wait round a bit in A&E if you’re not completely at demise’s door.
Good query. I gave my French handle and anticipated questions however was requested none. Subsequently for different medical causes the Physician talked about that I used to be on “the System”. So perhaps they picked up my NI quantity from there?
Mmm… “on the system” sounds as should you is perhaps “infamous” or “notorious” or a mixture of each
No, solely my medical foibles Stella Although, because you point out it, there have been three police custody handcuff circumstances and one assaulted feminine police officer whereas we have been there. In the course of the day on a Saturday Heaven is aware of what a Friday or Saturday night time is like.
And the NHS’s seventy fifth! congratulations to each.
Truly it’s the Portland on Nice Portland avenue. However the St Mary’s has been used for different Royalty malheures.
Mary’s Hospital in London: Each Princess Diana and Kate Middleton had all their infants on the Lindo Wing—Prince William, Prince Harry, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis have been all born in on the hospital in Paddington, London, with Prince William the primary royal inheritor to the British throne not born at dwelling.