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Diabetic resident slams health chiefs over podiatry closure
2:50pm Sunday 20th May 2012 in News
A HALE resident is calling for better communication from healthcare providers after the closure of podiatry services at the NHS Broomfield Lane Clinic.
Veronica Berry, aged 56, requires regular appointments as a result of diabetes, which can cause painful cracks in her feet if not attended to.
Podiatry services have currently stopped at Broomfield Lane, although they are still available at seven locations borough wide, and home visits where appropriate.
Veronica said: “I was told on my final appointment there that I would have to go to another clinic - I was put on the spot to decide there and then. They could have at least sent a letter out.”
A spokesperson for Trafford Provider Services said: “We have taken steps to make podiatry services available over longer hours across a geographical spread of locations in Trafford. We are sorry for any disruption or misunderstanding caused for this particular patient as we want to make sure they receive the right treatment in the most appropriate setting.”