You may remember a short while ago, I was pulling my hair out trying to get some treatment for my mum. She has been diagnosed with copd after a bout of pneumonia 18 months ago and still has not seen a dr (apart from GP ) unless she was in hospital, 3 times in as many months with exacerbations.
Out patient appointments made and cancelled by hospital, anyway, we now have a community matron.
WHAT AN ABSOLUTE GODSEND, she is brilliant. I went to GP and asked for a referral to her, the best thing I have done.
My mum is quite underweight, and I had tried to get her supplementary drinks but she needed to be seen by a dietician ( she would have wasted away before the appointment ), she has got her a community dietician.
The same with oxygen assessment, again previously cancelled appointments, but now sorted.
She has been everyday this week as my mum is unwell again with another chest infection, she has prescribed anti biotics, the same as she has had in hospital. She has saved my mum another stint as an in patient.
I am so grateful I could kiss her, and to you here for suggesting it in the first place.
To anyone struggling at home, see if you can get a referral to your community matron