"Refused Treatment for my eye"
About: Devon Access and Referral Team (DART) Devon Access and Referral Team (DART) Exeter EX1 1PQ
Posted by Disgusted service user (as ),
In a very short space of time a cluster of lumps appeared on my eyelid, I was very concerned so contacted my GP. He referred me to the Devon Access & Referral Team (DART) for removal of the lesion.
I received a letter from them within a couple of weeks, when I phoned them for what I thought would be be to make an appointment I was told that I "didn't fit the criteria for funding" so in effect I was told I would have to put up with it. My GP contacted me to inform me that I could appeal but I would have to be an exceptional case or have the treatment privately which he stated would cost me hundreds of pounds. In the meantime my eyelid is getting worse and is starting to impede my vision.
I am really disgusted by this and will be appealing against this decision, I will also be contacting PALS and a national newspaper.