Thanks to everybody who responded to my blog.
Another thing I have learned is that persistence pays off. With hospital resources scarce you have to ask for things. After reading on the NRAS site about the care team I should have, the specialist nurse responded quite well. I asked for the various services that should be available to me. I have now seen a podiatrist, an OT nurse and am scheduled to have hydro therapy. Don't take no for an answer, if you feel there is something you could benefit from, demand it! Once they know you mean business they respond very well. Be positive.