Hi fellow renal patients, i am a HHD patient and was wondering how many fellow HHD patients are going to be affected by this so-called 'bedroom' tax introduced by this Con/Dem coalition government? As a HHD patient i have had a spare bedroom converted into a satellite renal unit. Surely this is an unfair 'tax' by the government on the sick and disabled and the most vulnerable people in society. My renal consultant told me that i would be better doing HHD as studies show that patients health can improve with more dialysis. How can this government expect people like us to downsize to 1 bedroom flats when the NHS has already forked-out thousands of pounds to adapt our homes so that we can do HHD. We are even saving the government thousands of pounds per year by doing HHD!
I was wondering if anybody else receiving HHD has been affected by this 'unfair' and cruel tax on the sick and disabled who want to live an independent life without having to go to hospital three times per week and more, waiting for machines to become available, waiting for transport, and all the other frustrations that go with hanging around in hospital. I am also surprised that the NKF has not taken up the plight of renal patients affected by this adverse political matter.
I would be interested in hearing any feedback on this subject from anybody?