Disabled people need Out-Patient appointments that suit them, not that suit the hospital…

What follows is a letter to the hospital in a last-ditch attempt to stop them giving me OPD appointments that I cannot possibly keep as they are far too early.

The Vascular Clinic, in particular, is a serial offender. In 2013, as I was leaving the clinic, they gave me an 08.30 appointment. I said it was too early. They said, OK, 09.00. No, still too early – I can’t cope with anything much before late morning. If you insist on 09.00 I won’t be here.

They did. I wasn’t.

They dumped me from the clinic.

The letter has been redacted so that no-one can be identified, except me of course. But look, if you do manage to figure out to whom I’m referring, don’t put it in a comment, it won’t be published. I’m having enough trouble without pissing them off!

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End the bullying over free school meals…

According to an article in the Huffington Post (where there’s a shorter version of this), up to half a million children a day, says the Children’s  Society, are failing to take up free school meals out of a fear of bullying.

The idea of free school meals being a cause of bullying both baffles and dismays me in equal measure.

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