Case 2: Bill

photo portrait of Bill

Introduction to Bill from GP letter:

29 February 2020

Thank you for seeing this 71-year old gentleman.

His wife reports that he has been having episodes of rotational vertigo and unsteadiness with a sudden onset 2 days ago of slurred speech, double vision and unsteadiness of gait.

He has a history of hypertension and stopped smoking 12 months ago.

Yours sincerely,

Dr General

We are going to follow Bill’s story focusing on 2 aspects of his care. Click on each of the links below to find out more about:

The early stage: Bill’s swallowing, NG tube and oral health
The later stage: Bill’s gastrostomy and discharge home

Page last reviewed: 11 Feb 2020