"A letter of thanks"
About: Wonthaggi Hospital / Emergency Department Wonthaggi Hospital Emergency Department Wonthaggi 3995
Posted by Stroke Patient (as ),
I am an elderly patient who was recently admitted to Wonthaggi Hospital Emergency by ambulance.
I was very distressed and bewildered by the symptoms of having a stroke.
Immediately upon arriving in Emergency a team of nurses and doctors quickly started to attend to me, by removing my clothes, placing stickers all around my body and putting me in a hospital gown. Various tests were carried out as I had lost vision in my left eye, I had a numb hand and arm and shaky left leg. I had a CT scan and also an ultrasound on the arteries in my neck. I realise speed is very important to diagnose a stroke, and the team were wonderful and very caring. I knew I was in good hands with Dr. Greg and his team. To also be hooked up to a video link with the Florey (Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health) and talk to a stroke specialist was amazing. In the end my symptoms started to subside and it wasn't necessary to send me to Melbourne.