LACK OF SERVICE FOR DIABETICS
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.