‘Absolutely no change to physiotherapy services at Seaton’, I am assured, despite removal of some equipment 

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Residents have contacted me because some equipment has been moved from the gym, part of the radiotherapy area at Seaton Hospital. I have spoken to Theresa Denning, the Locality Manager based at Axminster who is responsible for physiotherapy, and she assures me that ‘there is absolutely no change to physiotherapy services at Seaton’. She tells me that some under-used equipment has been moved to make room for other equipment to be used by the community rehabilitation team to treat patients who are being brought in from home. Seaton Hospital reception also confirmed that they are continuing to book physiotherapy appointments as and when needed.

3 thoughts on “‘Absolutely no change to physiotherapy services at Seaton’, I am assured, despite removal of some equipment 

    AndyB said:
    December 28, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Personally I would not trust anything an NHS ‘Manager’ had been told to tell me.

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      Alec Yates said:
      December 28, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      I tend to agree with you Andy and from someone called a Locality Manager, what does that mean!

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        AndyB said:
        December 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm

        Another restructuring and invented job title….It might be a new post where in the past someone did one job (like a hospital Matron) but to save money they got rid of 2 other matrons and asked the remaining one to cover 3 community hospitals….and give the new post a jazzy name like Locality Manager. It’s all about the staff having to do more and more work for less and less pay and conditions. But as a ‘Manager’ any information they give out is strictly vetted and controlled by people above them. They live in fear of being blamed for leaking information or being seen as a whistle blower.

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