Hi I am writing his on behalf of my wife who has lost the ability to communicate after suffering a stroke during the may bank holiday a year ago. Jo had a chest infection so our gp prescribed a strong antibiotic we insisted her inr should be checked as she has a long history of Clot's and has been diagnosed with APS. On Friday night the inr was 1.1 (clot time for Jo) but the BRI in Bristol only has procedure's in its labs for acting if a high inr is found outside normal times if it is low they leave it until the next working day. My wife suffered a massive stroke on the sunday. The Bristol Royal imfirmary tell me my wife is the first person to suffer due to this policy but I have difficulty beliving this. Has anyone else had similar problem's as I am told the practice is common in the NHS. Cheers Brian
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