"consultant's hydrotherapy referral blocked"
About: St John's Hospital St John's Hospital Livingston EH54 6PP
Posted by tired of NHS failings (as ),
14 months ago I was granted the whole of 4 hydrotherapy sessions by the NHS. The therapy was helping both my physical and mental health conditions immensely. I asked for at least the same amount of sessions as the others attending and was flatly refused by the physio.
3 physiotherapists, a psychiatrist, orthopaedic consultant, occupational therapist, social worker from AMHT, doctor and pain management consultant were made aware of this. The consultant that had arranged hydrotherapy sought this therapy be reinstated. An appointment was arranged to reinstate this and 24 hours later, another person from the same department telephoned to inform me she was not letting me have this!
I heard and agreed with what she was saying, unfortunately she was not willing to hear that she blocking a different consultants referral, that it is not NHS policy to treat only one of a patients conditions and that she was acting without all relevant information.
This is only one example of how this hospital has blocked, delayed or refused treatment referred by a consultant.