Monday, December 20, 2010

No funding for Joshua

Joshua's application for funding to attend the Bobath Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy was refused. We haven't had a letter explaining the reasons. Bobath actually contacted us with the news.

As David pointed out, the PCT/NHS are more than happy for him to undergo needless appointments, like audiology, when there is no concern for his hearing, repeated ophamology, when there is no change to his vision, an offer for a visit to a neurosurgeon, when there is nothing to be achieved. But no help at all for Bobath, who's expertise in the field has been going strong for over 40 years. Early intervention is key!

I await a letter to explain why Joshua can't have the best therapy available.

In the mean time we are going to self fund a consultation and take it from there.


HyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Tara and becoming a follower. I have read all your posts and can only conclude that you are all a totally wonderful family!

I am saddened that you have been unable to obtain funding for Joshua - the NHS does work in mysterious ways, for as you rightly say, funding for appointments that wont actually help Joshua is available.

I have googled th Bobath Centre and it does seem able to offer Joshua help.

Good luck and I will continue to follow your blog.

Anna :o]

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

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