"Neurodevelopmental pathway, Referral"
About: University Hospital Wishaw / Paediatrics University Hospital Wishaw Paediatrics ML2 0DP
Posted by Distressed mother (as ),
My son was referred to the community paediatric neurodevelopmental pathway in Lanarkshire over 10 months ago to be assessed for an autistic spectrum disorder. I expected there to be a reasonable waiting time for this specialist service. However, going back to school post lockdown proved extremely difficult for my son and his GP wrote to ask if he could be seen more urgently.
When we hadn’t heard anything after a month his GP tried to find out what was happening. After many phone calls they eventually found out that there currently isn’t a team to see these children at all in Lanarkshire and hasn’t been for over 6 months.
As a family we feel really let down as we cannot access any help for our very distressed son and are having to manage alone. I think it’s disgraceful that there is no local service for children in this situation and it’s even worse that local GPs are unaware of the situation.