My caree having a lot of problems with their health, the doctor has said need to see them regarding test results, so she made an appointment.
My caree is not well, mobility problems but has to go out in the freezing cold , the doctor won’t visit.
She has phoned this morning to find that the appointment has changed venue, the doctors have combined surgerys, so 4 premises are all connected together.
The appointment has been moved to the surgery furthest away with no parking.
My caree asked for a telephone appointment, was informed we haven’t got any, theres about 30 doctors but no telephone appointments available.
Then the helpful remark, can’t you take a taxi? a taxi would be about £30 altogether just for a 10 minute appointment.
I am taking her but no parking, she suffers from anxiety and likes it if I go in with her, also she does not really take in what the doctor says. So I need to be there at the appointment.
But I will have to drop off park down the road, have to pay then dash back to go in with my caree, then dash back to get the car.
A lot of stress that myself and my caree don’t need.
And the doctors just aren’t managing my carees conditions at all, her blood sugar is up and down and all over the place, I am helping a lot and but unpaid caring is nothing to do with the GP.
Social Services aren’t going to deal with diabetes 2, its a complex medical condition, tablets, insulin, blood sugar checking with a little meter, you have to look after yourself as well, eat properly, missing medication my caree could end up seriously ill, end up in hospital.
The doctors just dole out the medication and no support for my caree and me the unpaid carer who is making sure my caree is taking her medication and eating properly, not to mention all the other help needed.