"No funding and no availability for an open MRI scanner in Lincolnshire"
About: Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Lincoln County Hospital / X-ray and Scans Lincoln County Hospital X-ray and Scans Lincoln LN2 5QY NHS Lincolnshire East CCG NHS Lincolnshire East CCG LN4 2HN Pilgrim Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics Pilgrim Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics PE21 9QS Pilgrim Hospital / X-ray and Scans Pilgrim Hospital X-ray and Scans PE21 9QS
Posted by hoochman123 (as ),
My orthopaedic surgeon has been trying to get me an MRI scan since January. Because I suffer with claustrophobia it needs to be an open scanner.
Although he has found hospitals willing to carry out this treatment, he has been unable to obtain funding to pay for this as no scanner is available within Lincolnshire. I have now had to make an appointment with my own GP to get a referral to a back specialist (again out of Lincolnshire) as there is no back specialist available within the county in the hope he can arrange an MRI scan.
I need my hip replacing as it is now worn out but can't get this done until after an MRI scan. Two extra doctors are having to get involved at a greater cost than an MRI scan which seems ridiculous.