"I feel a lot more relaxed nowadays knowing I can get some help"
About: East Ayrshire Community Hospital / Trauma & orthopaedics East Ayrshire Community Hospital Trauma & orthopaedics KA18 1EF
Posted by Fran37 (as ),
Rheumatology at Cumnock community Hospital
I have been attending RA clinics for nearly 30 years and they have actually improved nowadays. There is a long time between consultant appointments but I have access and regular appointments with the Specialist Rhuematology Sister.
This is a very good service and has made a big difference to managing my condition. If there is an acute problem Jayne Argyle [RA Sister] has access to consultants and this is very helpful. She can usually sort out the problem on her own.
There is also a telephone number to call for advice and help and Robert who is usually the guy who answers is very helpful.
It used to be that you were left for months at a time with no access to a consultant [there was only one part-time doctor] for months.
I feel a lot more relaxed nowadays knowing I can get some help. Also medication is miles ahead nowadays, thankfully.