Cancer patients hospital care
My OH was recently feeling very poorly, so phoned Christie hotline and they sent an ambulance. Here’s the dilemma - the ambulance crew agreed he needed to be seen by a doctor and needed bloods done but we’re particularly concerned that he was high risk as a cancer patient being treated for low neutrophils and possibly had neutropenia. They did not want to take him into A&E where there is an abundance of germs. The Christie had no beds, the hospital couldn’t take him straight onto a ward. They tried a GP to come to the home but they couldn’t get bloods done, why I do not know as this seems the most sensible option? Has anyone else had this type of experience? In the end he had to go into A&E were bloods diagnosed chest infection, shot of antibiotics and two lots of antibiotics to go home with.