"Going round in circles with district nursing"
About: Adult community services / District nursing Adult community services District nursing Rotherham S60 1RY
Posted by Miss snip (as ),
Absolutely diabolical - I have made nine telephone calls in two days and still don't have an appointment.
My GP's practice gave me a number and I left a message, which was not returned. I left another message the next day, also not returned. I looked on NHS Choices and rang the District Nursing number shown, only to get school nurses. They gave me a number for district nurses who told me they don't cover my address.
I was given another number and they told me they don't cover my GP's practice. At this point I protested that I had spoken to several teams and was going nowhere; they took my number and promised to call back.
I rang my GP's practice to ask for help and was told I probably didn't have the right number in the first place as the nurses covering the practice don't cover my address. I was also told the practice nurse is fully booked. When the call ended I had a voicemail message asking me to call back - the number given being the one I had rung first and left the first message for.
I left another message and have yet to hear anything.