"Cutting Lidocaine infusion from 5 -8hour to 1-..."
About: Russells Hall Hospital Russells Hall Hospital Dudley DY1 2HQ
Posted by D Cockburn
I have had a letter stating that Lidocaine infusions are to be cut from 5 times 8hour infusion to 1 times 3hour.and instead of in patient we are now outpatient . It states that hospitals that do this treatment only do the 1 times 3hr one with patients receiving same pain relief. This I find hard to believe. Maybe the one day patients at other hospitals have only ever known this treatment, whilst Russell Hall patients have been having 6 infusions at one time which is now 5 for many years and the shock of going from 40 hours infusion down to 1 three hour infusion is to much of a shock and will not provide are usual standard of pain relief. I know beds are in short supply because any one is put into A1 no matter what they suffer from and I had to wait pass my admission date until. one became available, so long as I was on the list at least I knew I would be given the treatment that helped me live as normal a life as possible. Last of all the true reason this is happening is money or the lack of it due to what I assume is down to poor management or too many managers.