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STILETTO – a high pointed HEEL on a woman’s shoe or a small dagger.
WHEELS – a medieval instrument of torture or a vehicle for personal mobility.
You’ve gotta be asking yourself: ‘Can they do that? '
Apparently, they can. But, to me? I’m a model patient. They’ve only seen me half a dozen times in ten years before this. Now that I am really ill, they are allowed to tell me that I am too much trouble, bad for their stats and, er, a ten minute journey to see me is too much trouble. Really?
Why I am surprised is beyond me. I should have expected it from a practice who, amongst other things:
I needed daily blood tests for a couple of weeks; they would not do home visits. ‘You will have to go to the blood clinic at the hospital every day,’ they said.
This would take me a couple of hours a day of immense difficulty and pain, plus EaZyD’s time – and he was trying to hold onto his job! For one phial of blood that the practice nurse could take in ten minutes as part of her round! They had to be joking?
‘No.’ Any other ideas? ‘We suggest you find a new GP who is closer to you as we are unable to service your needs.’
‘You cannot be serious? You are allowed to dump me just when I need you?’ They were, they can. I did. Even though I needed this like the proverbial hole in the head on top of everything else. My new GP and his practice are great.
I am still struggling with the concept of ‘service’ in relation to our NH?