This is the text of my latest email to APH:-
Let me explain this as simply as possible. The crux of my complaint is that Dr. Newall has done absolutely nothing for me, in terms of treating my condition, which is potentially life-threatening, in 4 months.
I have read two research papers on the subject of aortic valve calcification and stenosis, and heart failure, and which take into account my symptom set (none of which is improved by my COPD). One says the average is death within two years, the other that the two-year survival rate is 50%. Neither is particularly good news, since the clear consensus is that it’s going to kill me. And sooner rather than later. I’ve mentioned this to Dr. Newall, he didn’t contradict it.
The outcome can’t be changed, medically (surgically is an issue for another day), but it can be treated and managed, I do not actually need to be as profoundly ill as I am – and that is not being done, neither is there any indication that it is going to be any time soon, if at all. Frankly I cannot afford to wait another two months. I need treatment NOW – that’s why I was referred to a cardiologist in the first place.
How long does APH intend to continue to ignore that need? If I am unable to get a satisfactory resolution to this matter, and very soon, I shall have no alternative but to go directly to the Chief Executive.