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Living in rural areas: how does this affect your health care?
A quadriplegic man from Central Bedfordshire would like to see more joined up hospital appointments to help cut journeys down for those living in rural areas.
Michael Hyde has severe Multiple Sclerosis which resulted in him having both legs amputated and losing the use of his hands and arms.
In the last 12 months alone – he has had 23 separate hospital appointments, many of which he feels could have been reduced if tests and scans were offered on the same day.
69-year-old Michael said: “It would be nice to have one appointment rather than several appointments, so if I needed a scan, blood tests and a consultation I could have these all in the same day, rather than going backwards and forwards.
“But really on the whole I cannot fault the treatment I have received over the years – all the doctors and nurses have all done what they said they would do and I have had excellent care.”
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