NHS worker says husband’s cancer treatment should be exempt from nursing strike

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Roni Mounter, a ward clerk at a hospital, said she is behind the strikes but that cancer treatment should be exempt.

An NHS worker whose husband will miss his blood cancer appointments because of a walkout by nurses has said she thinks his treatment should have been exempt from the strike.

Roni Mounter, whose husband Neil has blood cancer, told BBC Radio 4’s Today that he would not have his scheduled appointment on Thursday in Birmingham.

“He started his treatment approximately five weeks ago just with an interferon drug, and he started his photopheresis I believe two weeks’ later,” she said.

“So he’s now had two cycles of it, which is two days a week every other week. He should have gone yesterday and today but they cancelled yesterday, because they couldn’t do it today so they’ve now put him in for Monday next week. But again he won’t have it on the Tuesday, because ideally the days should be together, so then he’ll have to go back on the Wednesday.”

She added: “It is worrying because he’s been very delayed in being diagnosed in the first place due to the pandemic and cancelled appointments all along, so we just feel that time is of an essence now and we really need to crack on and try and make him more comfortable.”

She said she felt her husband’s treatment should have been exempt from the industrial action.

NHS worker says husband’s cancer treatment should be exempt from nursing strike

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