What a blow

Just been notified will not get my promised promotion as off sick at moment with fractured leg, due to medical neglience as was told fracture healed in August when it wasn't and I needed a plate put in at beginning of this month. Then to make matters worse, have just been informed as not been in employment for 5 year not entitled to full pay for 6 mth and only 6 week so after tomorrow will go on half pay and if not back by 15th December will go onto SSP. I am not entitled to any benefits due to my wage and it is only my wage that comes into house, how in Gods name am I going to survive. Talk about kicking someone when they are down. Always had great support from my employer, but new locality manager from beginning of September and really looks as though he got it in for me as I have had a very difficult year so be absent many occassions through the last year. This time it has nothing to do with my Fibro and is total muck up by hospital when I think things can't get any worse I keep getting kicked back down. Really fed up at moment and had enough, if wasn't for my lovely children would have given up by now. Truely can't take no more of this. My old boss give me a lot of support and understood this new one is a waste of space and really mucking things up. I loved my job, but now I really feel so downhearted as got the letter to say that my promotion being given to other collegue as post needs filling now, they will review again in January if I am back but lost faith inself now.

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  • Sorry to hear your problems...Can you claim against the health trust that have messed your leg up? I'm not the main wage earner though if I was off work we would struggle to pay the mortgage and bills as i would only get SSP.

  • i would contact Citizens Advice Bureau for advice regarding medical negligence.they may also be able to help you out with benefit info , sorry i can't be more help tho xx

  • I agree! I think the CAB would be a good start, they would be able to advise you about the medical neglect issue as well as where you stand regarding the PCT (Primary Care Trust) at your hospital.

    I hope it all works out well for you, it can't be any easy time. If we can be of any help at all please ask. Here's a hug for you (((hug))).

    Please let us know how you get on. x

  • I am already in the process of medical neglience before I found this out today I am a unison member and get free legal support from their lawyers, they have said I have a very strong case. But to get told this today just getting in a panic about money at moment I have made an appointment with the local council tomorrow as they have told me that I should be able to get help with some housing benefit and council tax also have been on to tax credits and notified them of change and they said my payments will be adjusted and increased. So I have been quite productive even though I was having a very low day. Just everything getting flung at me one after the other was quite difficult to accept but I am a fighter and will not let anyone kick me down. Thanks all for your kind words and support through this difficult period. xxxxxxxxxxxx

  • I can imagine how difficult it is for you WEEme, it sounds horrendous for you. You seem on top of it all so well done there. I hope it all sort out soon for you. Please know that we are here for you, we do care about you. x

  • Does your union operate a policy whereby they offer financial assistance? I seem to recall MSF did when I was with them... xx

  • Unsure Spirit will have to ask, thanks Liberty just trying to be particle but has knocked me for 6 as went from having a very supportive manager who cared to one that doesn't seem to understand the effect all this is having especially when the ongoing situation with my leg is nothing to do with my fibro and total neglect from hospital. I am trying to stay positive and keep up my spirits, but some days just seem to be one thing after another. Love you all thanks for helping me through these tough times xx

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