Disputes are causing problems with care
Sir, There are ongoing disputes between NHS Highland and Argyll and Bute Council about care packages being cancelled due to lack of funding, which causes an even greater strain on GPs.
Social workers are saying they now have to prioritise access to care, which means that many of those who need care are not getting any. This can cause severe stress and depression but nothing is being done about it.
I mentioned this on my last visit to a GP and was told that GPs will not interfere in disputes between NHS Highland and the council.
I also know of a case where a letter from an occupational therapist said there was a six-month wait for appointments – that was 10 months ago and, when trying to find out how much longer she would have to wait, was told they had no idea. There must be many similar instances.
Intregration was supposed to improve things, but instead it is getting worse. David Gallant, Oban.