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I was discharged from hospital three weeks ago to have a package

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I was discharged from hospital three weeks ago to have a package of care including occupational therapy. Now I have been told I am on a waiting list. Have I been on a waiting list for three weeks or has someone slipped up? My health is deteriorating. J. Kipling
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
this is one of the problems with the NHS is the lack of resources and waiting list for services such as physical therapy and occupational therapy.
many patients complain of this in the UK, you are not alone.
see here
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/special_needs/1277533-Occupational-Therapy-Waiting-List-How-long
in some regions in the UK such as Shropshire, there have been improvements
https://shropshire.gov.uk/news/2015/09/waiting-list-for-occupational-therapy-more-than-halved/
are you willing or able to pay for private occupational therapy? that might be a quicker option for you?

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