"Duty to Disabled people"
About: King's Mill Hospital / Trauma and orthopaedics King's Mill Hospital Trauma and orthopaedics NG17 4JT Queen's Medical Centre / Trauma and orthopaedics Queen's Medical Centre Trauma and orthopaedics NG7 2UH
Posted by Disabled companion (as ),
My husband attended an outpatients appointment today in the spinal clinic. Due to lack of car parking spaces and my husband's difficulty in walking with two arm crutches we travelled by tram. By the time he reached the clinic from the tram lift he was in considerable pain.
Therefore I would like to draw your attention to how disabled patients are treated at Kings Mill Hospital. Inside the main entrance stands a buggy to take patients to the appropriate clinic or lift (this is readily available and driven by volunteers). The distance from the tram lift at QMC to the main entrance would also benefit from some means of transport.
My husband's struggle to reach his appointment exaggerated his already painful condition, and may I also add there are no available wheelchairs either to enable me to push him. I think this should be addressed as urgent as you have a duty to disabled people visiting your hospital.