It is something that many people get, but can usually be sorted out by a course of antibiotics. However an ear infection turned into something more serious for Chris Dunn, and led to a call out for the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.
Chris had been suffering from an ear infection for a while. He visited the doctor and it was discovered that he was dehydrated. The next morning his wife realised that he was unwell, and a doctor’s visit was booked for after morning surgery. However an hour later Chris was in a very confused state, and an ambulance was called for.
Paramedics believed that Chris had a bleed, and the local playground was cleared so that the air ambulance could land. Chris was taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath by land ambulance, as he was too ill to fly. Our Critical Care Doctor went with him. When he arrived doctors diagnosed him with viral meningitis.
He has now made a full recovery, which he puts down to the expert care he received from our team.
If you or someone you know has been helped by the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity team, we’d love to invite you to meet the crew who help you. You can get in touch using our ‘Contact form.