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Prince Philip's in hospital again!

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scaredycat12 Mon 04-Jun-12 17:56:19

Bladder infection apparently:


scaredycat12 Mon 04-Jun-12 17:57:32

Link here

scaredycat12 Mon 04-Jun-12 18:04:27

Such a shame to mar the Queen's celebrations. I hope it is just a precaution because of his advancing age and isn't because he stood on the river yesterday...

HMQueenElizabeth Mon 04-Jun-12 18:05:40

Oh no! Poor man. Standing on that barge for all that time in the cold and rain can't have been much fun with a bladder infection.

Hope he gets better soon. crown

scaredycat12 Mon 04-Jun-12 18:13:26

Mind you if he needs his rest he's probably better off in hospital rather than at Buck House with 'all that racket' going on outside!

thisisyesterday Mon 04-Jun-12 18:14:05

they called paramedics because he has a bladder infection? hmm

Doobydoo Mon 04-Jun-12 18:15:57


fivegomadindorset Mon 04-Jun-12 18:16:08

My father nealry died of a bladder infection this year, so yes paramedics are a good thing.

scaredycat12 Mon 04-Jun-12 18:16:36

Maybe they didn't realise it was only a bladder infection? Perhaps he was saying he had pains or felt hot and being 91 they aren't going to take any chances with him. Especially not after his long day in the rain yesterday.

scaredycat12 Mon 04-Jun-12 18:17:30

Doobydoo - did you check the link? crown

Bucharest Mon 04-Jun-12 18:17:40

Our elderly neighbour was carted off in an ambulance with a bladder infection and never came home. Septicemia.

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Mon 04-Jun-12 18:17:54

Bladder infections can be serious in the elderly and can make them very unwell, very quickly so maybe paramedics were necessary?

Magneto Mon 04-Jun-12 18:18:21

My grandad died after a bladder infection at the age of 86 so yes, I think calling paramedics was the appropriate thing to do.

Hope he gets well soon.

thisisyesterday Mon 04-Jun-12 18:18:48

yes, well rain is well-known for causing death isn't it?

sorry, but at least 2 people I knoiw have been told that an ambulance won't come out becuase they were not in a "life threatening" situation and that they should make their own way to hospital.
one was a man with a wife who can't drive, and who was in such agony he couldn't get up off the floor

But of course, rich people are far more important and thus deserve to have an ambulance in situations where others are turned away. I forgot.

I guess beignt he Royal Family there is simply no way they could have just got their own private doctor in, or taken him to hospital. how silly of me

thisisyesterday Mon 04-Jun-12 18:19:17

i'm sure bladder infections can be serious.
but I am also sure they could have taken him to hospital themselves like everyone else has to

Olympia2012 Mon 04-Jun-12 18:19:28

Yes, paramedics! Why is that do hard to believe??

susiedaisy Mon 04-Jun-12 18:19:57

Probably hadn't drunk much so he could stand on that boat for hours, doesn't take much with the elderly unfortunately.

Olympia2012 Mon 04-Jun-12 18:20:20

Everyone else doesn't have to when they are 91!!!

That are that age group supposed to do then?

fivegomadindorset Mon 04-Jun-12 18:21:04

Well perhaps you should take this up with your local MP. How about all those stupid drunken wankers who get carted off to hospitals?

scaredycat12 Mon 04-Jun-12 18:22:14

What would you have them do thisisyesterday? Sit in A&E at their local hospital?

Mosman Mon 04-Jun-12 18:22:47

HOnestly they will do anything to get out of a days work those royals, off with their heads !!!

Doobydoo Mon 04-Jun-12 18:22:59

agree with thisisyesterday

Doobydoo Mon 04-Jun-12 18:23:26

Yes scaredycat like everyone else

Jinsei Mon 04-Jun-12 18:23:49

Oh FFS, I am no monarchist but the duke is 91 and he happens to be the spouse of our head of state, of course they called an ambulance.

I've had enough of all the jubilee crap, but I thought the queen & duke did incredibly well to stand through yesterday's long event & keep smiling all day. Whatever you think of the royal family, they are very elderly and they have a tough schedule for a couple their age. I think it's quite sad that this has happened to marr the queen's celebrations this weekend.

thisisyesterday Mon 04-Jun-12 18:24:36

scaredy.. i would have them treated like anyone else would be!

if he has been taken to a private hospital then they could have driven him there couldn't they?

i am fairly sure they have enough money to have got any doctor they like out to the palace, and transport to any hospital he wanted to go to.

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