My niece was visiting my mother with her six month old baby when he went floppy and she thought he had stopped breathing. My mother doesn’t drive and my niece could not let go of the baby to drive as she was trying desperately to revive him. Phoning the nearest help, the local surgery, they were told that they couldn’t help as he was not registered and it would take too long to fill forms out before seeing him. They had to ring 999. A paramedic came from over twenty miles away and an ambulance from over thirty miles. Fortunately in the meantime a neighbour stepped in and sponged the baby down and he started to revive whilst my niece got advice on the phone from 999 services.
The end result was that he was taken to hospital diagnosed with tonsillitis and febrile convulsions from a high temperature and released in the evening.
How much worse could this have been if he had stopped breathing and there was such a time delay in getting help. Surely the surgery should have sent a doctor or nurse straight up, it was literally five minutes away.
Has common sense really deserted us?
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