3 September 2009

Posted by DMC on 3 September 2009 in Diary |

Yesterday I went to the Saffron Walden Community Hospital for my six-weekly toenail session with a very cheerful podiarist, Sarah.  In view of my driving difficulties I asked if they did  home visits but apparently  you can only get that if you are bedridden.

Today, a very helpful occupational therapist from the Environmental Control Equipment Division of the NHS, came today together with my own occupational therapist, Corrine, to discuss what sort of equipment they could provide for me,  if and when I lose control of my hands altogether.

We sorted out quite a sophisticated looking package through which I will be able to turn on lights change channels on the television, switch on the radio, all by pressing a remote control or using a foot control.  Apparently an engineer will come to the house and set up the equipment sometime towards the end of October.  This division all the NHS cover us or environmental services other than those connected with computers.  This is the province of AbilityNet.


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