Following a fall in April my GP referred me to the community OT. He faxed the referral through on the understanding it would be acted on immediately. Eighteen weeks later they contacted me by phone and I got a visit two weeks later. Twenty weeks!
i was assured something would be done about the front door step. Measurements were taken. Five weeks later she was back and took the measurements again and I was supplied with a bed handle. That’s twenty five weeks. The following week another one called to check the bed handle and have another look at the step. This one announced that the work was going to be means tested and as we own our home (with a mortgage) I’d have to fund it myself, but that was only her opinion, not an official refusal. So still waiting.Twenty six weeks.
Today, after a further seven weeks I get another call. Thirty three weeks and counting! They think they might have found a step to put inside the front door so that the step into the hall isn’t so high, but they need to measure it first. She’s coming to do that next week. Thirty four weeks from the referral, and I don’t imagine for one moment that the measurements have changed since the other two visits!
Sorry for the moan. Until I was hit with MS I worked full time for over thirty years, making tax and NI contributions. Am I now asking or expecting too much from the NHS?