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RE: [IPk] Guy's Hospital



Hi Beverley

Why would it need 4 weeks round the clock?

Rgds

Julian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Smith, Beverley [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 04 September 2001 08:54
> To: 'email @ redacted'
> Subject: RE: [IPk] Guy's Hospital
> 
> 
> No typo - it was #9000 costed on the basis of 4 weeks nursing
> support available round the clock.  It was dropped as the
> medical staff fought it vigorously but I don't know if it
> will affect future self-funders or if I was a test-case that
> has now resulted in it being abandoned as a policy entirely.
> I only saw the nurse twice and we exchanged phone calls every
> other day for a week or so.  The support was invaluable
> however and I would have hated to have done it without her.
> 
> Bev
> 
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> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Miles Powley [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 03 September 2001 19:25
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: RE: [IPk] Guy's Hospital
> 
> 
> Sorry was that a typo or did you say Guy's were trying to get
> you to pay
> #9000.00 for training for the pump. How long were they
> suggesting you wee
> trained for??
> 
> Miles Powley
> IDD 27yrs Disetronic D-Tron
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Smith,
> Beverley
> Sent: 03 September 2001 09:26
> To: 'email @ redacted'
> Subject: RE: [IPk] Guy's Hospital
> 
> 
> Hi Colin
> 
> I was refered to Guys because I wanted to try a pump and they
> have a good reputation in London.  You do not have to go on a
> pump if you go to Guys.  Indeed it was an effort to persuade
> them to let me try (didn't think my control was bad enough -
> don't get me started on this it's my favourite rant!).  The
> funding issue depends on your local authority or trust.  I am
> currently waiting to hear. I had a months free trial with
> Minimed and have now purchased a pump.  I waited about 2
> months to get my appointment and then 6 months to get a pump.
> The reason it took 6 months was because of the funding issue.
> As I was self-funding Guys wanted to charge me #9000 for the
> nursing care I would receive during training.  It took a
> while for my consultant to persuade the board of Guys that
> this wasn't a good idea.  As far as who you see afterwards
> than I guess that's up to you.  I used to go to St Thomas's
> because they had a good reputation despite living in
> Berkshire.  I now hope to transfer all my care to Guys.  It's
> a personal choice (so long as your GP is happy to pay for
> your care outside of your health authority area and I think
> most are)
> 
> Hope this helps
> 
> Bev
> 
> IDDM 24 yrs pump 6 wks.
> 
> __________________________________________________
> Beverley Smith
> Principal Development Geologist
> SNS Team Leader
> BG Group
> 
> Tel:      0118 9292422
> Fax:     0118 9292660
> e-mail:  email @ redacted
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 03 September 2001 08:54
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] Guy's Hospital
> 
> 
> I have recently been referred by my GP (who also manages my
> diabetes) to
> Guy's Hospital investigate starting on a pump.  I am aware
> from some
> people's comments on the list that they either are or were at
> Guy's and I
> would be interested in their comments on the following.
> 
> 1:  How long did it take between GP referral and your first
> appointment at
> Guy's?
> 2:  Do Guy's try to manage your diabetes by tuning your
> existing methods
> first or is the referral to look into pumps straight away.
> Do most people
> referred end up with a pump?
> 3:  How long did it take to get a pump from the time of the
> first
> appointment?
> 4:  How are the pumps/consumables funded at Guy's?  What are
> the chances of
> getting on a trial with a supplied pump?  Does the funding
> depend on where
> you were referred from?
> 5:  Once on a pump do you stay under the control of Guy's or
> are you
> eventually referred back to your local hospital/GP.
> 
> Sorry to ask so many questions.  I am keen to find out more
> about what my
> options are and how things are likely to proceed from here.
> I accept that
> everybody is different and therefore their experiences will
> be different,
> but I would be interested to know what happened to other
> people and whether
> there is any consensus that emerges.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> 	Colin - 33, IDDM 17Yrs
> 
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