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Re: [IPk] Re: Funding



Yep, people who to a certain extent have control over their medical 
"conditions" get everything on the government.  Those of us who have no say 
generally have to fight tooth and nail to get help.



>From: "Ian Grant" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IPk] Re: Funding
>Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 16:45:51 -0000
>
>Ingrid,
>I fear you may have misunderstood the point I was trying to make.
>I have been on a pump for nearly 20 years. For the first 12 years Guys
>Metabolic Unit provided all supplies. When they dropped funding the pump
>prog. the few remaining patients (all of whom had volunteered for various
>research projects - some more painful than others!)were "given" their pumps
>and details of where to purchase supplies. Since then I have been buying
>supplies despite various attempts to get different Health Authorities to
>pay. To date I have failed in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and most recently here in
>London with Westminster & Kensington AHA.
>I move to the Borough of Tower Hamlets next week, so I will let you know 
>how
>I get on.
>As a smoker I have never believed that patches/gum are any use. Either you
>want to give up or you don't - but at least you have a choice. Hence my
>tongue in cheek comment!
>Trust that clears the point and I wish you a good weekend (it being 4.45pm
>Friday).
>Ian Grant
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