"Opthamology facilities for disabled people."
About: Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary / Ophthalmology Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary Ophthalmology DG1 4AP
Posted by squeaky13 (as ),
Through the post my husband received his regular Opthamology appointment for 1300 at Mountainhall Centre. I showed the appointment letter to the Consultant last week. At that time they seemed confident that arrangements could be made so that he could attend.
However, yesterday, when doing rounds, the Consultant explained that Opthamology could not fulfill the appointment. The issue was with having my husband transfer from wheelchair to special chair next to the equipment. He has been designated as ‘hoist transfers’ and this was not possible at their site.
This lack of facility is extremely exasperating. There must be many patients in his position of mobility. Are they all just to be written off from the point of eye care? In 2017 Opthamology saved the sight in his right eye. At that time he was able to make the required transfers with relative ease. If his right eye condition had occurred now, in 2019, he would have had to contend with lack of eyesight as well as all his other afflictions.
This situation is not right. It is unacceptable.