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Yorkie

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« Reply #75 on: April 12, 2011, 08:25:24 AM »
Due to a personal dilemma, I had to call the emergency services on Sunday and finished up in an ambulance being transported to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.   The journey, as one can imagine, on a Sunday afternoon was herendous with the driver struggling to make progress.  Despite it being an ambulance the drivers in front did not give way.  Forunately it was not an emergency and the two's and blue's remained off.

After arriving at the A & E at about 3.00 p.m. I was finally examined, had an ECG and blood tests by which time it was 7.30.   As the blood test was inconclusive I was told at 9.00 that I would have to have another at 1.30 a.m. in the morning followed by an X-ray.   I finally got into a bed at about 3.00 a.m. in a very noisy ward and was up at 6.00 with the nursing staff starting to make beds and start the breakfast routine.

Fortunately all my tests proved negative and I finally got to the main door at about 10.30a.m.

It is a long time since I have had to visit a hospital in such circumstances and it was an eye opening experience, I hope, never to be repeated.  The journey home was quick and smooth despite the road works. :D

Ian

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« Reply #76 on: April 12, 2011, 08:28:01 AM »
Sorry to hear about that, Y.  It also shows how much the A55 needs a hard shoulder along its length.
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norman08

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« Reply #77 on: April 12, 2011, 09:25:39 AM »
 it also shows how ALL  the people of this area ,and jumped up polititcions should have done more about our very good hospital in OUR town

Llechwedd

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« Reply #78 on: April 12, 2011, 11:12:44 AM »
Why on earth didn't they take you to Bangor Yorkie?  It would have been much quicker.  They must know the roads are bad.
Hope you are back to normal....whatever that is!

Yorkie

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« Reply #79 on: April 12, 2011, 11:32:58 AM »
Don't ask me.  I would have thought that Llandudno Hospital would have been best.  Good job I decided to leave the Mrs at home!   Taxi to or from Glan Clwyd is £30 each way!  As it was I didn't have a penny piece with me, but a kind friend collected me and brought me home.  Nothing wrong with me, just one of those things.  Decision to send me to hospital was made by NHS Wales Direct. .  ZXZ

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gwil

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« Reply #80 on: April 12, 2011, 12:44:08 PM »
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 Despite it being an ambulance the drivers in front did not give way.  Forunately it was not an emergency and the two's and blue's remained off.

So why were expected to give way? Nothing special about an ambulance without its sirens and lights on.

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« Reply #81 on: April 12, 2011, 01:11:21 PM »
 the ambulances are not allowed to take you to llandudno  so its either bangor or glan clwyd 



Yorkie

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« Reply #82 on: April 12, 2011, 01:56:14 PM »
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So why were expected to give way? Nothing special about an ambulance without its sirens and lights on.

Because Mr Roumanian, in Britain we have a word called politeness!   Some people exercise it, some don't.  Surely everyone realises that an ambulance is a front line emergency service and if we can help it on its way without inconveniencing ourselves then we should be polite and give some assistance.

One day you may need an emergency ambulance yourself, but maybe because on its previous journey it was stuck in traffic, it just may not get to you in time!

DaveR

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« Reply #83 on: April 12, 2011, 02:18:29 PM »
I can't recall seeing anyone moving out of the way of an Ambulance not on an emergency call.

Yorkie

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« Reply #84 on: April 12, 2011, 02:36:47 PM »
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I can't recall seeing anyone moving out of the way of an Ambulance not on an emergency call.

Probably because there are thousands of inconsiderate people in this country and most of them are found behind the steering wheel of a car!  Just because an ambulance is not on an emergency does not mean that we have to hinder its progress, when with a little consideration we can help it on its way.

On another point, not all Emergency Ambulances use the two's and blue's, particularly when they are driving patients with severe head traumas who cannot be "shaken" about.  You will often find such ambulances going to places such as Walton in Liverpool.

As I have mentioned before I teach Advanced Driving Techniques and one thing that is part of the syllabus is courtesy to other road users. 

gwil

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« Reply #85 on: April 12, 2011, 03:54:45 PM »
Well, Mr Yorkie, you are full of your own pomp and self regard aren't you. You think that everyone should get out of the way of a non emergency ambulance because it might be needed later on. Dear me. And don't give that crap about I may need an amulance one day. I have. Both sorts. The emergency one put it's warnings on and people got out of the way. The non emergency one didn't and we got there with the normal flow of traffic. I didn't think I was important enough for people to get out of the way.
You're not the only one driving to the capabilites of instructing ADT you know. Showing photos of nasty prangs don't particularly impress people either.

Oh and by the way aren't the head trauma ones driven very slowly, usually under Police escort. Mostly with lights etc

Here's a quote for you to ponder over.

Wise men have something to say.
Fools have to say something.
Marcus Tulius Cicero
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« Reply #86 on: April 12, 2011, 05:16:06 PM »
Decision to send me to hospital was made by NHS Wales Direct.

They seem to have a tendency to do this in my experience, to err on the side of caution, it must have added to the pressure on A&E depts over the years not to mention the traffic!.

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« Reply #87 on: April 12, 2011, 08:59:07 PM »
Oh dear!! Should I waste my time reading this sort of nonsense? I only clicked on to A55 etc to read about traffic holdups!! Mike

Trojan

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« Reply #88 on: April 13, 2011, 03:38:52 AM »
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Oh dear!! Should I waste my time reading this sort of nonsense? I only clicked on to A55 etc to read about traffic holdups!! Mike

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Paddy

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« Reply #89 on: April 13, 2011, 07:02:59 PM »
Driving to Towyn this afternoon I was watching the work on the Westbound carriageway and it looks to be pretty much completed. The new surface has been laid and the markings painted on. It looks like it could be open very soon.

It's been a long eight weeks!