LACK OF SER­VICE FOR DI­A­BET­ICS

South Waikato News - - Conversations - H. Lodge, Toko­roa L Craig Dul­cie & Elaine Mccabe

What on earth has hap­pened to our health ser­vice in Toko­roa?

I am a di­a­betic and re­quire reg­u­lar treat­ment for my feet.

Mid­land Health used to pay for Cam­bridge Foot Clinic to pro­vide this ser­vice, but in Oc­to­ber 2015 Mid­land Health stopped fund­ing this ser­vice which takes about 15 min­utes and costs $50 per ses­sion.

This price is ex­ces­sive just to have your toe­nails cut.

My next ap­proach was to the Toko­roa Med­i­cal Cen­tre to get a nurse to cut my toe­nails.

I was told in no un­cer­tain term ‘‘no we don’t do that be­cause it comes un­der ACC and OSH’’.

The ques­tion now is ‘‘are nurses em­ployed my Mid­land Health so in­com­pe­tent that they can­not be trusted ot use a pair of scis­sors?’’

Or, as I be­lieve, peo­ple like me are be­ing made to go pri­vate be­cause we are old and ready to be put un­der­ground and by run­ning the med­i­cal re­quire­ment of the el­derly down, the Na­tional Government can sell off the pub­lic health sys­tem to pri­vate en­ter­prise.

Some com­ment from our lo­cal MP would be ap­pre­ci­ated.

I was given a sage nod by our friend. Of course a bull­dozer is a very ex­pen­sive lo­cal coun­cil one.

What will be next? fill­ing in Lake Moananui? Club es­pe­cially the Man­ager, Cater­ing Man­ager and cater­ing staff for do­nat­ing their time to pro­duce de­li­cious break­fasts.

We also thank all the peo­ple who came to the break­fast and made it a very suc­cess­ful event. With plea­sure we thank the sup­port of the car­ing Toko­roa com­mu­nity for mak­ing this a great day. Christina ’n Dicky Ogle: Oh no that’s ter­ri­ble! I’m so glad they’re all alive! I hope they have in­sur­ance... if not... we as a com­mu­nity should pitch in

Di­a­betic foot care is com­ing un­der fire.

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