"Transition from Children to Adult services"
About: Leicester Royal Infirmary / Paediatrics Leicester Royal Infirmary Paediatrics LE1 5WW
Posted by Yazz16 (as ),
My last appointment with the paediatric consultant was 1 or 2 years ago and in Leicester, LRI (about 45 minute drive from my house). He said that because I don't really need or use the NHS services, it was a bit far to travel for a 30 minute 'hello, goodbye' appointment and I was nearly 18, to just go to my GP if there was a problem and they'll refer me if necessary.
I wasn't introduced to any consultants or nurses within adult services which is concerning me because I don't know what notes will be passed on or whether I'd have to start my story from scratch.
I say that there needs to be more of a clear and understanding transition for people by explaining what happens if you're referred and the differences between children and adult services, especially if they've got a disability like me!