NHS 111

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  1. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    I had the what I thought would be a terrible experience with calling the NHS 111 healthline.

    I was answered promptly by a very nice man who listened to my problem, asked very relevant questions and within a few minutes said yes you need an ambulance which he organised.

    Ambulance from South West arrived within 30 minutes with three very good paramedics who diagnosed my problem with loads of very high tech equipmnent, on a stretcher and into Ambulance.

    Arrived at Frimley Park Hospital, Saturday afternoon, dealt with reasonably promptly by A & E. Sunday in ward, fully monitored and operated on Monday !

    Could not ask for any better, wonderfull Hospital Staff, good food and extremely clean

    Peter
     
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    hope you get well soon Peter
     
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery, Peter xx
     
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    Glad you're on the mend. Best wishes
     
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    Nice to hear that it all works (probably most of the time). Get well soon, we are lucky to live in a society where we are looked after when we need it.
     
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    Get well soon peter, it is not unusual to be surprised at just how good the NHS is after reading all the negativity that it attracts from the media. Glad they are sorting you out.....
     
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery, reassuring to have good treatment when needed.
     
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    Hope you are soon feeling better Peter
     
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    Thank you for your good wishes, I have been done and 'cured' just wanted to praise what I found to be an excellent service

    Peter
     
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    Get well soon.

    Very similar to my experience.. Called 111, answered questions, Paramedic sent, then an Ambulance.
    Blue light all the way and cant thank NHS enough...
    Especially when i read online how much some of these things cost our cousins in the USA...
     
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    I'm glad to hear it has all turned out positively for you and also good of you to actually praise our hard pressed NHS service when all we normally get is criticism. Get well soon - and don't bed block!!
     
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    Get well soon. Good to hear NHS111 and Ambulance Service is working well too.
     
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    To add to the above, on our recent tour of the Outer Hebrides I discovered a lump in my groin. Consulted the NHS website and it strongly recommended going to see a Doctor. Next day drove to Lochmaddy Health Centre, at 11.30 was offered an appointment with a Doctor at 12.20. Saw the doctor who diagnosed an abscess. He give me a prescription which was ready before my consultation was over. The pills did the trick. Good service from both the Health Centre and the NHS website.
     
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    Had an almost identical experience in mid May. Very good indeed and successful back surgery. Get well soon, Peter
     
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    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
     
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    Ah!! Another victim
    when you dial NHS111 Peter your GET PUT THROUGH TO BUPA thats why service was so good
    Invoice in the post(y) and don't forget when you read it, it's 999, not 111:doh:
    Take care
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    Pleased to hear that you had prompt and efficient service and hope you are better soon!

    Good to hear praise for the NHS for a change!
     
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    Geo you is dead wrong I phoned BUPA health line first they told me to phone 111 and they knew I was a member !
     
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    They saved you ! My god they must be good.
     
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    Glad you are on the mend(y)
     
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