Pa­tient left feel­ing de­flated

The Press and Journal (Highlands & Islands) - - Opinion -

Dis­abled fa­ther John Tay­lor met a cou­ple of good samar­i­tans who helped him get to and from a hospi­tal ap­point­ment af­ter a tyre burst on his mo­bil­ity scooter.

His luck ran out, how­ever, when he asked hospi­tal staff at Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary (ARI) for help to blow up the tyre. Af­ter all, they deal with these ve­hi­cles all the time and have the equip­ment.

Mr Tay­lor, who was dis­abled af­ter break­ing his neck, said he was told they could not help be­cause his scooter was not sup­plied by them. Some­one else who was vis­it­ing at the time came to his aid to help him get home.

ARI has now apol­o­gised, but per­haps they should of­fer com­mon­sense trans­plants.

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