Since a shake-up in the NHS in this area it was decided that certain illnesses would be treated in certain hospitals, so this is the tale of my son. My son Paul woke up with excrutiating stomach pains this morning. My daughter-in-law rang to ask the best course of action so I told her to ring 111, this she did but told no help was needed, in tears she rang me back so I told her to ring 999. She did this and they said they didn't think he needed an ambulance but would send out the out of hours doctor. He came out and said he should be taken to Stroud hospital, as neither of them drive my husband took him, they live 5 miles from us. It was then decided that it could be appendicitus and he had to go to Gloucester hospital and it would be a four hour wait for an ambulance so his friend took him as Alan was by then back helping me. He has been at Gloucester four hours and they have now decided it is kidney stones so he has to go to Cheltenham and with that my daughter-in -laws phone battery ran out. So now I wait to hear! Keep smiling!