I rang NHS direct yesterday as my husband has been very sleepy. They were very helpful I was rang back by a nurse and later a doctor. He said that the earliest he would be round was 3.30am so I decided to wait until the morning to ring them again as he suggested.
Again the person who answered the phone was very helpful and doctor came round about 12.30. He did some tests on my husband but could not find anything wrong with him. He said his blood pressure was low and his 'sats' were 91%. (My husband has COPD and is on oxygen 24/7).
He said to ring in the morning if he was the same. He probably needs a blood test but will have to go hospital for that..
My husband is dozing now but needless to say when the doctor came he was awake and alert. He seems to have bad dreams when he nods off and wakes up confused.
Even though the doctor was not sure what the problem was all the staff do not seem to mind what time you ring and whether it is weekend or not.
Will have to see what tomorrow brings!.