Hi all. I've just been mildly ranting in a reply to another post about the meagre health facilities available locally. So this isn't a question, just a bit more foot stamping. Apologies in advance.
As I read posts on the site I am regularly taken aback by the resources available in some areas. People are offered tests and treatments and access to professionals that would be unheard of for others (me!). To be frank, I'm a bit jealous!
I've talked before about my minimal interventionist approach, so I know I'm whinging about not having something I don't want. Like a kid wanting a sweet they don't like... But it would be nice to have something decent to reject
It's taken me many years of quite serious AF to get to see a cardiologist for a brief chat. I haven't got a chance of seeing an EP, partly because there aren't any for miles and partly just because. I haven't had an ecg for 2 years or a scan, even though I'm a retired professional person so very able to negotiate on equal terms. My local hospital is scruffy, chaotic and makes you potentially very ill. Thankfully it's closing but it's not being replaced. I live in a densely populated area but we will all still have a difficult 60 minute trip to A+E.
My anger about this can't easily be addressed because we have a government the majority in the North detests and never wanted but cannot get rid of, and a totally biased funding regime.
But I'm not bitter
ps. What's an AF nurse?