"Not enough funding or staff at the lighthouse..."
Posted via NHS Choices
Having a child born with a disability is traumatic enough for parents to come to terms with . Similarly children that do not appear to have a problem at birth but are not progressing as they should is a huge worry for parents . Finding out that there is a specialist centre to help your child in the areas they need support with is a lifeline . However the hope fades when the reality kicks in that there is not enough funding , appointments for physio , speech therapy are few and far between . Appointments made are often cancelled with the promise from the receptionist you will get a call back from someone in the team with a new appointment . It doesn't happen , not because the staff do not care , but because there aren't enough staff and they are too busy and overstretched .
This centre should be a priority for funding , children that attend here are the children that need the most support in our society . I encourage any other parent using the lighthouse centre to leave a review. Our children deserve the best treatment , they are valuable and precious .