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Re: [IPk] Did anyone else receive a letter like this?

Yes!!  Don't give up - - you will be passed from pillar to post but you
have to keep at it! (read my web page and you will see what I did in


In message <email @ redacted>, email @ redacted writes
>Hello everyone
>You might remember that I wrote a letter to the Primary Care Trust requesting 
>funding for a pump for my daughter Danielle.  Well, this is their response:-
>Further to your letter, I would like to confirm that insulin pump therapy can 
>only be arranged via the hospital currently managing Danielle's care.  It is, 
>of course, inappropriate for Cheshire West Primary Care Trust to purchase 
>equipment directly because clinical records are not held by this 
>I would therefore like to suggest that you contact your daughter's Consultant 
>to discuss whether insulin pump therapy is clinically indicated.  If a trial 
>is recommended by Dr. (Danielle's doctor), then Mid Cheshire Hospitals will 
>be able to arrange this and discuss any funding consequences with the Primary 
>Care Trust directly.
>From the Director of Commissioning & Strategy.
>First of all, I know Danielle's Consultant knows nothing about the pump but 
>he said he would still see her at clinic as long as the pump is looked after 
>elsewhere (ie, the 24-hour support that comes along with it).  By the sounds 
>of this letter, maybe funding is a definite "no no" because the Consultant is 
>not going to be indicating that it is needed.
>for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
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Alison Orchard
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