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Bultico
Bultico Community member Posts: 30 Listener
Hello All,
I'm in a quiet situation and don't know what to do.
I have a hospital appointment for a little procedure (Endoscopy) and the doctor has to knock me out with anaesthetics.So for this reason I have to go with someone to take me home after the procedure.
I do live in assisted accommodation and I have a support worker.
Surprisingly the manager of the housing refused to provide me an assistant for the hospital visit.
I have called the council , universal credit and citizen advice, but nothing.
Can you Please suggest to me what to do.
cancelling the appointment is not an option ,I must attend 

Thank you all in advance
 

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  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
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    Hi,
    Do you have to  have an anaesthetic?  When I had the procedure a couple or 3 years ago, I had the choice of anaesthetic or gas & air; I went for gas & air because I was driving.
    Andy

  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi 

    You could ask for nhs transport to take you home speak to the clinic you are attending to see if they can arrange this or your manager of the housing 
  • Bultico
    Bultico Community member Posts: 30 Listener
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    Because I'm outpatient ,they give me local anaesthetics only.
    If I'm alone ,no anaesthetics at all.
    Honestly even with local anaesthetics it's bad , I can imagine how it is without


  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
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    Bultico said:
    Because I'm outpatient ,they give me local anaesthetics only.
    If I'm alone ,no anaesthetics at all.
    Honestly even with local anaesthetics it's bad , I can imagine how it is without


    I was an outpatient, but I was given a choice.  Maybe different hospitals have different processes.

  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Bultico

    I hope everything goes well with your endoscopy, I too have had a couple of them, all with gas and air, but like Janer said, I had someone on the same unit / ward as me who had anesthetic and had NHS transport help. They were on their own. The NHS page on How to organise transport to and from hospital could be a useful read.
    Hannah - She / Her

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