I've been a patient at Walton Neurological Centre for four weeks re a head injury. Observation for two weeks prior to operation. Successful and great treatment and care. Had been waiting for transfer back to Nobles for almost a week. NO BEDS AVAILABLE.
Cannot fly and return has to be by boat. Getting very frustrated so yesterday emailed David Ashford and within 24 hours a return all sorted on the boat from Birkenhead tomorrow. Still no bed available so it was okayed that I could return home.
The Minister 's intervention was much appreciated along with his email updates as I had visions of languishing here for many more days, probably at great cost to IOM health service.
Also the patient transfers team on the Island who swiftly made the arrangements.