Wheelchair Services

Before we begin, you need to know…

 I've had a Roho cushion for 10 years.

In mid October 2020

My cushion for my wheelchair, was becoming a pain (The center was dipped in).
Due to covid19 I didn’t make a fuss as It was not totally broken, just painful.

By November 2020

It was unusable, however had found a cushion but different type.
My Roho is full of air. The spare is essentially a bean bag chair chousion.
I tried the spare cushion, but was extremely uncomfortable.
To overcome this, I was sitting forward, this lead to Low back pain. So I gave in and called he Wheelchair Service.

In their quest to become the centre for bureaucratic nonsense, The Wheelchair Services need a referral from my Dr. to help.
Now had this been a new request for a wheelchair or a medical based change, i could understand the need for referral, however this was due to a part of the wheelchair breaking.

So I faff with my Dr. get the referral.
Now the Wheelchair Service needs me to attend for an assessment.

I've not been out of my flat sine June/July 2019. Several reason mostly because I get extremely travel sick. The idea makes me anxious, Add in risk of Covid19 and I become a mess.

So an appoitment was made for Wednesday 6th Jan 2021.

On Tuesday 5h Jan 2021

Wheelchair Service call and canclle the appoitment, as the staff are being redeployed to help with Covid19 In hospitals. I was told It would likley be Feb befor I could be seen.

On Monday 11th Jan 2021

I get a phone call offering me an appoitment for next week.

Staff where redeployed to help with Covid19. We asume they have had contact with people n Hospital. These same staff have now been sent back to handle their normal workload.

Legal Appeal

In the last years there have been a number of legal challenges or appeals to decisions that have not been liked.
he DWP have made it an art form, and worse the appeal has never work.

The DWP tried to keep secret the names of the employers who used free labour under workfare. dwp-forced-reveal-vast-list
The DWP tried to keep the number of claimants that died after being found fit to work quite after the ICO said it should publish these figures.
The DWP is currently taking The Bedroom Tax case to court. Tories’ Bedroom Tax appeal costs £100,000 as they argue it should apply to disabled teen’s carers

I don’t for a second believe this figure.

Now the NHS England are set to appeal a decision on PrEP HIV campaigners win NHS drug battle

Anger after NHS warns PrEP HIV drug could put other treatments at risk
As I said on Facebook the waste of money in the appeal is putting other treatments at risk. NHS England need to address this now, before being bitch slapped with it in court. 


So at 2300 I began a 3 month nap.
What is a difficault time full of mixed emotions and relelection on the struggle being disabled has been…

I’m presented with…


However a special thanks to Joe Lynch – I’ve been reading all the updates and wishes.



So this fantastic idea is the love child of Mr Hunt & a goat. The idea…

We intend to publish the indicative medicine costs to the NHS on the packs of all medicines costing more than £20, which will also be marked ‘funded by the UK taxpayer’,” Hunt explained at a conference on Wednesday.

I currently don’t take any drugs! I did however. I did not ask for them they were given to save my life! So a price lable is a “price” lable on my life.

And why stop at drugs, I was in ICU for 3 months, and why limit to NHS. When the fire brigade put out house fire why not sick abig sign on the door!

My plan…Lets tatoo “funded by the UK taxpayer” on MP fore heads?


@chillisalsa: @ZedTrafficker @robertBird5 @C7RKY I & my children will NEVER trust a GP/member of NHS staff again! NHS Somerset callous,cruel & despicable!

This statement makes me cry. I understand that not everyone has a good view of the NHS, but the majority of nurses do their very best.

When I was first in hospital, unable to move or speak. A nurse wanted to clear mucus from my chest. She put this tube down my throat.

I hated her for it. I wanted to run away. But she was helping me. Imagine what that’s like being hated for trying to help?

If I could go back and slap myself I would.

Please don’t mistake my word as acceptance or agreement with the NHS, there are many, many errors.

Speak Up Review

While I hope this “review” will bring change it’s only going to confirm what we already know. Whistleblowers are often victimised & NHS complaints system is flawed and far to complex. You’ve got CQC & PHSO and a handful of other professional bodies like GMC.

I made my submission on re Blackheath & My Employer (Who I’m taking to Employment Tribunal for disability discrimination)

I don’t expect to hear back, because like all the others they don’t care.


I just want it noted, nothing I express in this blog is a personal attack.

@KayFSheldon: .@RoyLilley @Minghowriter CQC is not responsible for collecting data on death rates; it uses data (& other info) available + inspections…


So from this were told the CQC don’t have statistics on death rates.

Let’s think about that! Death is a simple metric you are either dead or alive. There is no middle ground. From that respect death-rates are / can be a good indication of good or bad care.


This raises debate over whether these deaths were actually “preventable”.

This debate has been going on for years. The CQC have no power to investigate individual cases. So the only course of action is to believe the trust (where the death occurred) will be honest. (fat chance)
If not you have the PHSO, but only after the trust responded and within a year of the death.
Any trust that fead oversight would delay any response with the hope of running out the clock.

Here’s the cracker that Prior ignored; the researchers concluded ‘… the incidence of preventable hospital deaths in England is lower than previous estimates’. In truth – we still have no idea. There is more interesting stuff here that concludes death is probably not the best measure of quality care.

I have a problem with the last bit of that extract. A high rate of deaths should be an indication that something is wrong.
In any statically setting a significant rise against the normal is an indication of something being a miss. To say otherwise is careless.

The last part of the article is a somewhat “unprovoked” attach on Mr Prior’s
leadership of the CQC.

On a personal note. If I was hated by people I worked with in any business then I would quit. Going to work each day should not be a struggle.
Secondly where is the vote of no confidence? If you have a leader you don’t trust why would you follow his direction ?

On a personal note. The NHS saved my life in December 2010 with a 3 month stay in ICU. ALL the staff where fantastic. They always involved me in my care, and with me unable to talk, this was something they did not have to do.


In a withering criticism of standards in the health service, David Prior, the chair of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), warns that “many patients receive poor care”.

I have so many issue with this sentence it’s hard to know where to start.
Firstly it’s the CQC’s job to “inspect” hospital / care homes etc if they are aware of bad / poor care they should use their LEGAL powers to do something about it.
I have no faith in “inspection” as a form of investigation. They intimidate and put great deal of stress on an already stressful job.

The idea the CQC can’t investigate individual complaints is crazy. We as individuals receive care – if that care is below a standard we should be able to complain to the regulator.
Inspectors are not with Doctors / Nurses 24×7 in some cases patients are. We are the best people placed to raise concerns if something is Wrong.


< @KayFSheldon: @danielmcmorrow @NHAparty @RoyLilley @Archangelolill Thanks. Comments: CQC uses death stats that r available but doesn't collect them itself/blockquote>


So another fantastic idea from a man that clearly lives on cloud 9.


He has said

He acknowledged that there were practical difficulties in introducing a charge, but insisted that people should be made to take responsibility for their actions.

So by that logic Mr Cameron should be held to account for his NHS ‘reforms’

I don’t see why we, as taxpayers, should be funding that.

Same could be said about the 10% pay-raise for pointless MPs. I personally contacted my local MP and got no response.

If we charge drunks where will it stop. Do we charge someone in an accident if they were speeding ? Or people who smoke?

When do you charge if the “drunk” is unconscious he can’t agree to pay. If you save his life he could argue that he wanted to die. His drinking maybe a sign of mental health problems.

This is a very silly idea that will cause confusion and will end up with a pointless death.


I never trust a politician the job description requires you to lie & speak in double talk.

@harryph: .@arbrown_town: We can’t trust Labour to tell the truth about the NHS http://t.co/QhKQOiN6X1

The above article states…

So why is the Mail suggesting that “NHS papers show” Charing Cross Hospital will only have an “urgent care centre”? This is entirely false. The papers in question are from July’s Imperial board meeting and make it clear that the A&E will stay. At the bottom of the article, Imperial is again quoted saying that “There is no proposal to close the A&E at Charing Cross Hospital”.


@arbrown_town: Hi @Nnamdi_ES_Okoye, closure of HH A&E (but 24/7 opening of UCC) is driven by @ImperialNHS & expert Drs to save lives & improve outcomes.

So someone here is telling a major lie.

In a twitter conversation with Andrew he avoided a direct question….

@danielmcmorrow: @arbrown_town @ImperialNHS @BBCLondon949 will there be a consultant run A&E at CX?

This is a simple question and only requires a yes / no answer. But like all good politicians.

@arbrown_town: @danielmcmorrow One important thing to remember is that Hammersmith Hospital A&E hasn’t had A&E consultants for years.

So not only has he avoided the question, he brings up an irrelevant subject to mask this fact.

Later in the conversation it was said…

@arbrown_town: @danielmcmorrow The whole emergency care system is being overhauled by Sir Bruce Keogh to stop people going to A&E unnecessarily.

1. Your pre-judging what Sir Keogh may say in his report. By “reorganising” the service before the report is published.
2. Stopping people going to A&E when it’s unnecessary is a problem. But the solution to this is eduction not “reorganising” services.
Few weeks ago I tried to book an appointment with my GP. First appointment was 3 weeks! The issue was muscle pain, nothing major. But if my GP can’t see me the only other choice is A&E.
Also (I maybe wrong about this… Could someone clarify please)

A&E currently can’t turn you away. This in my view is more of a barrier to unneeded A&E visits.


I don’t want to mis-inform anyone with this blog. I’m not a Dr. Or MP! If I mis-quote or misunderstand please send me email and I’ll amend straight away. dmcmorrow -AT- mage-net.net

@arbrown_town: @danielmcmorrow .. from your blog. You say that I didn’t respond to a direct question about A&E consultants. I did at 10:40. I said …

@arbrown_town: @danielmcmorrow .. There will be a consultant run A&E at CX for years to come. After Keogh review is implemented I can’t say for sure but ..

David Cameron

I don’t like name calling but David Cameron is an arse, and is clearly undergoing some kind of mental breakdown no doubt brought on by his endless lies.

NHS established
The NHS is born on July 5 1948 out of a long-held ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth.

When health secretary Aneurin Bevan opens Park Hospital in Manchester it is the climax of a hugely ambitious plan to bring good healthcare to all. For the first time hospitals, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, opticians and dentists are brought together under one umbrella organisation that is free for all at the point of delivery. The central principles are clear: the health service will be available to all and financed entirely from taxation, which means that people pay into it according to their means.

Aneurin Bevan

Let’s be clear Mr Cameron is privatising OUR NHS

The legislation also fulfils the definition of privatisation proposed by Minister of State for Policy, Oliver Letwin, MP, as laid out in his book, “Privatising the World”:

“It typically takes one of three forms: contracting out of government, deregulation of activities previously dominated by the public sector, and sales of public assets to existent private sector companies…these are important and powerful tools, each of which is particularly suited to the privatisation of a particular aspect of the public sector: contracting out for public services, deregulation for statutory monopolies, and trade sales for companies in poor financial condition

The legislation the above refers to is the Health & Social Care Act
The biggest change in the Act, is….

It removed from the Secretary of Health responsibility for the health of citizens, which the post had carried since the inception of the NHS in 1948.

Perhaps most infamously, the Conservatives repeatedly promised before the general election that there would be no more “top-down reorganisations” of the NHS (Andrew Lansley, Conservative Party press release, ). In a speech at the Royal College of Pathologists on , Cameron said: “With the Conservatives there will be no more of the tiresome, meddlesome, top-down re-structures that have dominated the last decade of the NHS.

Mr Cameron also also keeps good company…

Maria Miller
She stole £90k+.
Iain Duncan Smith Who’s welfare ‘reforms’ have resulted in a number of deaths.
Keep Talking Iain Your Idiot Ideas will run your party right out of office/
The list is endless – google it.

Side Note. I’m a disabled man (can’t walk) I’ve been trying to go back to work since 2012 – with no success.

Esther Mcvey Who has been caught lying so many times we no longer believe anything she says.
Esther Mcvey on Foodbanks

Mark Harper Employed an illegal immigrant to clean.

He’s now Minister for Disabled People. As a disabled young-ish man he’s in need of his P45!

Mark Simmonds Greedy little s**t

Lost my calm there, sorry.

David Cameron has used his first speech as Prime Minister at the Conservative Party Conference to call on the country to “pull together”.

The Conservatives’ slogan “We’re all in this together” is “not a cry for help, but a call to arms”, he said.

So if you “play by the rules” Like Mr Barlow, who ‘hid’ money to avoid paying tax. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27364089

So after a FILLED attempt to close Lewisham A&E Health Secretary changed the law!

They are now downgrading (not closing) several A&E Departments. By ‘downgrading’ read closing. The idea is to limit what these A&E Units are equipped to treat, so a heart attack is no longer treatable at these A&E units.
This clearly will impact on getting timely care for a time seventies illness.

The above is a recipe for death ! The biggest problem with this should be…

Whatever you think of these proposals, Imperial does not want to know. There will be no public consultation on the plans for Charing Cross and St Mary’s. Nor do they care about adequately informing you. Public information on the closure of Hammersmith and Central Middlesex A&E has not started, six weeks before closure, but £300,000 has been paid to PR consultants, including £55,000 to M&C Saatchi.

So the democratic system no longer applies to YOUR health care.
It’s local people who will be put at risk, NOT Mr Cameron or Mr Hunt. I’m not a political or economist. If anything I’m a pragmatist, I fully agree with the idea…

You can’t please all of the people…

People have a right to decide what happens to their local services, taking away this right (for whatever reason) is wrong.

@CandHSoH http://saveourhospitals.blogspot.co.uk/

I will update this post, if you want to be informed subscribe.


U-Turns !


@hammersmithandy: Devastating news for local #NHS as A&E closures and Charing Cross demolition get go ahead. #saveourhospitals http://www.andyslaughter.co.uk/devastating_news_for_local_health_service_as_a_e_closures_and_charing_cross_demolition_get_go_ahead


If I could not see this, I would not believe it. http://tompride.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/dwp-blames-cancer-patient-for-her-illness/


Says it all really.



KEVIN MEAGHER, The author of the above article is having a mental break down or it’s an audition for a new career in comedy

I am however a BIG fan of debunking lies…so lets have a quick look


The BEST Lie

In a speech at the Royal College of Pathologists on In a speech at the Royal College of Pathologists on
Cameron said: “With the Conservatives there will be no more of the tiresome, meddlesome, top-down re-structures that have dominated the last decade of the NHS.

Their has been an endless stream of high profile people getting aways with crimes I refer to maria miller, mark harper &Gary Barlow


A timeline of David Cameron’s broken promise on Sunday shopping


Iain Duncan Smith quits over planned disability benefit changes
This made my day. In his apparent resignation letter he blamed…

they are not defensible in the way they were placed within a Budget that benefits higher earning taxpayers. They should have instead been part of a wider process to engage others in finding the best way to better focus resources on those most in need.
In full: Iain Duncan Smith resignation letter

The PMs response to the letter is an insult.

As a government, we have done a huge amount to get people into work, reduce unemployment and promote social justice
PM’s letter in reply to Duncan Smith

Now I had job, I loved my job. I became disabled and was not allowed back.I asked my Local MP for help. I asked The Minister for Disabled People – Got nothing. Ok not true got a fantastic letter saying ministers are busy.


Twitter rant by MP


The real reasons behind Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation have detonated a landmine in UK politics


Stephen Crabb: New DWP Secretary criticised for links to ‘gay cure’ group
So I nothing of this MP whos somehow got the top job at the DWP. I’m sure Priti Patel is over the moon. 

Having read his They ‘WORK’ for You profile I feel safe knowing he’ll soon be as loved as IDS.


I understand PMs have a very low moral  inner voice, however the Tory voice is stuck on mute. The recent Twitter display by Nadine Books over IDS  registration, was an utter disgrace she basicly addmits to “selling” her vote. Her constituents voted for her to represent them not the intrestes of fellow MPs.
Her voting record. They ‘WORK’ for You tells a diffrent story, shes looking for scapegoat and IDS was their.