I was chatting to my sister in law this weekend and told her about my most recent trip to A&E with my eldest son which reminded me I hadn’t blogged about it. I mean to post immediately after the concussion incident on 14th April 2015 but the shock took a bit of getting over.
My sons were messing around sitting on the back of a sofa, they and the sofa tipped backwards so that both of their heads hit the wall. No 2 son was fine and jumped up but No 1 son was howling and continued to do so. After about half an hour he was still crying and despite administering some Neurofen, putting him to bed and generally getting increasingly cross with him, he wouldn’t stop. When he then complained he couldn’t see properly I drove straight to the minor injuries unit at Penrhos Stanley hospital. By now my son was extremely upset and was being sick and so we were referred to Bangor hospital. On this occasion, we were very lucky and my son was eventually fine. We were discharged from the Dewi ward in Bangor 6 hours after we were admitted and hopefully a lesson has been learnt about the ramifications of tipping over furniture.
I was explaining to my sister in law that I had worked out that including having my children in hospital we have had to go to hospital for stitches, burns, pneumonia etc 20 times in under 10 years. This is why, as soon as I arrive on holiday I like to know exactly where my nearest hospital / doctors surgery is located. So, my objectives for this post are 2 fold:
Firstly to thank everyone who dealt with us so professionally, efficiently and kindly at both Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley in Holyhead and Ysbyty Bangor. The nurses, paramedics and doctors were without exception, brilliant. It was an outstanding NHS experience from start to finish.
Secondly, to highlight the location of Ysbyty Penrhos Stanley in Holyhead, Anglesey which has this excellent minor injuries unit. I think everyone should familiarise themselves with the whereabouts of the nearest medical services when on holiday in a new place. You never know when you might need it.