I would have thought it a relevant and important enough concern for the BLF and it`s members here, but I have seen no mention of it.
My local hospital has lost the contract for PR and BOC Healthcare have gained it.
The local ambulance service (EMAS) have similarly lost the patient transport contract and Thames ambulance have got it.
Both of these have a direct bearing on anyone attending PR, especially those that depend on patient transport.
No information whatsoever from the hospital that was doing the course, all they knew was they had lost the contract and that BOC had got it....That is the extent of what they know.
No patient contact from any party involved.
So I took it on myself the find and contact the clinical lead within BOC Healtcare dealing with this, and have exchanged a good deal of emails, and also the senior delivery manager at NLCCG who is in charge of the transition of the service.
I enquired of the latter if BLF had been informed of what was happening, "Oh yes, they are fully up to date"
Really?? and not a mention of this from BLF to us? the patients?
I did email carol the admin a while ago about this and in response have a staggering silence.............what exactly is going on here?