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    Trafford, Gtr Manchester

    Hospital/Patient Transport

    So I had a 13:05 appointment at the Salford Royal clinic today

    Patient Transport was booked and we saw the ambulance pull up at 12:15

    First they go next door

    Secondly they had no transit chair

    I have no wheelchair yet

    Thirdly they said they couldn’t get a stretcher down the step

    Trying to get a new appointment

    Bemused are we

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    Forum Member Ellie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dis1960 View Post
    Bemused are we
    Too polite Douglas, too polite

    Better luck next time!

    Love Ellie.
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Limb Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No working limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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    Oh dear Douglas, very sorry to hear that.
    Love Sheila

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    Forum Member Sueb's Avatar
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    We find that patient transfer are not great. First time we used them they arrived late and we were late for an appointment and then after having spending an hour having Steves wheelchair mended they broke it again on the homeward journey! We said we would never use them again. When I broke my wrist we had to use them for Steve to get to the hospice.. you never knew what time they would turn up or what time they would drop him off. He spent long journeys in them often over 2 hours for a 25 minute journey.


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    Forum Member Gillette's Avatar
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    Hi Douglas.

    Sorry to hear you had such problems with hospital transport. By coincidence, the patient in the next bed has been waiting for three hours for hospital transport to take her home.

    Trying to keep positive, but not always managing.

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