A house-bound pensioner says he was left distressed when he had to wait days for urgent sanitary items, which are available in supermarkets, because his carer is not responsible for their supply.Ah, of course. It's the good old NHS diversification yet again.
The elderly man contacted the 'Barking and Dagenham Post' after being given the runaround for three days by various health departments and 'Well, s'not MY job mate, innit?' care workers, when he was down to only two pads. So the enterprising reporters went to their local supermarket, bought a pack, and delivered it with the paper's compliments!
Good for them, and I don't say this often. Of course, they no doubt expressed their intentions to run it as a story.
And then the excuses started:
A council spokeman said the carer is only responsible for daily chores but can contact a district nurse from the community health service if any health-related issues arise.And they said...
Joanne Stevens, from the community health service, said the supply of the pads was made through a seperate organisation that makes the order, although she would not disclose which one.No, I bet...
She said the normal ordering process was followed and Mr King was due to be seen by a district nurse on Monday to ensure that everything was running as it should. On Friday afternoon, Mr King said he had received the delivery.Well, Janet sweetie, everything is clearly not 'running as it should be' if an elderly man has to ring the local newspaper to get someone to put a bomb under the lazy, inefficient, couldn't-care-less boxtickers that we seem to be employing as 'care' assistants.