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I arrived today to have my regular blood test at anticoagulant clinic at Queen Marys. I booked an hour off work as I normally do as the testing is only available 8am till 11. I discovered phlobotomy in block B closed and been moved to block A. No signs so eventually found my way there to discover anticoagulant has been merged with normal bloods and about 60 people all waiting! I couldn't wait as I had only booked an hour off work and have to get a bus. Usually I am in and out in 10 minutes! Now I don't know what to do or where to go as I work full time. Don't you think a courtesy letter informing of change would of been nice? Is this improvements? Is the merge permanent? Thank you.
Susan

Hello

I have a wheelchair from you, with a left side arm rest. The armrest is torn and getting worse. Please could I have a replacement?

Please can you call to arrange assessment
I am private funding
I have a diagnosis of PTSD and depression after
Brain injury in 2015

I have been to the London psychiatry centre
However the logistics of attending everyday is
To challenging
I appreciate a call assp

Dear Christine

Thank you for enquiring about our rTMS service.

We understand that Jeck Ding has been in contact with you today.

Kind regards
Helen Jones

Associate Director, Mental Health
Bexley Care

Hi!
My soon is 3 years old and has spastic hemiplegia.
He was reffered to be seen by a therapist few months ago but now we would like to arrange another visit as the last visit was first we have been done on 21.02.2017.
Could you help me with that please?
Many thanks Theodor!

Dear Theodor

Following the joint Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy clinic appointment on the 21.2.17, it was agreed your son did not require further Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy input at that time.

If you now have new concerns and would like another review with the Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist can you please contact the central admin team on 020 8836 8621 and they will be able to advise you how to arrange this review.

Kind regards

Mary Apsey
Head of Nursing for Children and Young People

I was recently referred from Carlton Parade to the HTT for crisis management as I did not want to be admitted to hospital.
I was shocked and dismayed that on one occasion all the nurse wanted to talk about to me was a) I did not look my age and b) why was I having an affair
I completely fail to understand why either was relavent in crisis management
It has made me feel that I really do not want to ever be referred to the HTT again

I attended the clinic yesterday and even though I spent over 2.5 hours waiting overall the staff are doing a great job trying to see to everyone & this is a great service. What sat uncomfortably with me though was I witnessed at least two women coming into the clinic (looked like they had rushed from work) to be told that the clinic had reached capacity. This is understandable given the number of people attending the clinic but when the opening hours of future clinics were explained you could see the concern on their face. Both asked are you open on Saturdays? And the response was (very politely) yes but for men only I am afraid. I understand having men only and women only clinics may encourage attendance given the nature of the service but when the majority of the population work 9-5 Mon-Fri why are you only giving men the chance to attend on a Saturday? When the women only slot is during the day on a Thursday?

Dear Sarah

Thank you for contacting us and providing feedback around access to this service.

We have asked Dan Smith, the manager of the service, to contact you to discuss further.

Kind regards

Iain Dimond
Director of Greenwich Adult Services and Trustwide Learning Disability Services

I am upset as it has taken me some time to finally arrange a appointment with time to talk. I went in a was handed a form which I filled out and told I would get a phone call within 3 days.
I got a call the following day letting me know my 1sr appointment would be over the phone and given the date and time.
I received a letter with a questionnaire to fill in. I also revived a email with the same questionnaire, which I filled in.
I then revived a voice mail the morning of my appointment stating that it had been cancelled due to the person who was going to talk to me being ill.
Now I understand people can't help being ill but there must be more staff there who can do a phone call.
I wasn't given a new time or date for another appointment either.
This has annoyed me as I it's taken me alot to actually take the step to approach and seek help from time to talk.

But I am now wondering if they are actually going to be any help at all. If they cant be bothered to stick to appointment times.

Have been trying to make contact regarding my son, and the paedriatrics service at his last appoint in January, the report said a follow appointment in 6 months (June) and have not yet heard anything. This was with Dr Ahmed, before that was Dr Kozen.

In the last few months, we have seen different speech people, and occupational therapist.

He is due to start reception school in a few weeks, and really need to get every possible plan in place to help with his learning development and suspected autism.

We are still waiting for the dr's to go to a committee to get him statmented or properly diagnosed. it seems like everyone else is being seen except us. it's been 3 years now.

Dear David

Thank you for contacting us.

I understand that Maria Tanner, who manages the service, has contacted you this morning and will call you later today, once she has spoken to the paediatrician about your son's appointment.

Kind regards

Stephen Whitmore
Director of C & Y P Services

Dear David

We are sorry that you have not been able to contact our Paediatric team.

I have spoken to our Lead Paediatrician and confirmed a date for your son to be seen and has called you to let you know.

You will receive a letter of confirmation - should you wish to change the appointment please call 0208 294 3130.

Kind regards

Maria Tanner
Service Manager for Specialist Children Services

After travelling to The Oval to get my daughter weighed, it became clear it had stopped this service.

I am trying to find the list of current weigh-ins but not having much luck.

Please can you advise?

Dear Sophie

The Health Visiting service in Bexley is now being provided by Bromley Healthcare. For information about the services available to you please look in their website by following the link http://www.bexley0to19.co.uk/

Helen Day Barnes
Service Manager
Public Health Nursing Services
Children and Young Peoples Directorate

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