Sight Problems (3) (Update)

  morddwyd 15:23 19 Apr 2010

Ongoing hospital saga

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Second injection due today, and guess what?

The transport didn't turn up!

This time because I didn't tell them I wanted transport. Not only did I do so (in response to a telephoned query from the hospital itself, but I can't prove it of course), but when the appointment was made the nurse told me that in view of my previous problems they would use the hospital taxi service for me (which they did the first time).

The most frustrating thing is that nobody seems to care.

"We'll make you another appointment".

Well yes, but this is meant to be a long term (perhaps for life) course of injections every four weeks, to save my sight.

They can't even manage two.

Next appointment is now in two weeks. Now if a six week interval is OK why do it every four weeks?

The only step I haven't taken is my local MSP, since Health is a devolved issue, but since nobody else is interested, I don't suppose he will be either.

  johndrew 15:30 19 Apr 2010

Who is it that complains most about the cost of missed appointments and the inconvenience caused I wonder.

But then when you get older it is easy for the NHS mandarins to blame your memory rather than theirs. Perhaps if their pay was quite basic and based on performance with various targets provided by their 'customers' ......

  sunnystaines 18:55 19 Apr 2010

I would be so desperate to get my eyes fixed I would have taken a cab and tried to claim back afterwards.

your treatment and let downs has been dreadful.

  morddwyd 19:48 19 Apr 2010

I said that I would drive myself, and pick up my car tomorrow, but they said I still would not get there is time for my appointment.

It's 33 miles, and I phoned about half an hour before, so I reckon I would have been about 15 minutes late.

  morddwyd 05:59 20 Apr 2010

I'm not ashamed to admit I was very close to that yesterday.

This business is making me look back into places I thought I had left behind a long time ago.

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