READER LETTER: I had to travel 18 miles away from home for an ear syringing appointment
Requiring medical attention for ear syringing, I inquired of my local doctor’s surgery in Norfolk, where I had been treated in the past for the same thing.
I was amazed to find that this procedure was no longer undertaken there.
Instead, I was referred to another surgery in Loddon, some 18 miles away from my home.
By car, it would take approximately half-an-hour each way. Public transport – by bus or train – would be in the range of three hours each way.
For such a simple procedure, which was undertaken by a nurse in my experience, to be transferred to a distance is somewhat inconvenient and frustrating.
I understand that all medical practices in Norfolk have adopted this procedure and currently the Loddon one is the only site undertaking the procedure.
Charles F Kemp
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