The former Big Brother star’s mother is healing after collapsing and breaking her arm and leg on her first overseas vacation in ten years, and he has now opened up about the ongoing effort to get her the care she requires.
On Monday, he wrote on X (formerly Twitter): ‘My mum has been home 4 days, tried to book her in private (because luckily I can afford that) for her arm and leg, won’t take her because surgery wasn’t done by them, since Friday have been waiting for the NHS hospital to come back to me, have been number 76 in the Queue since this morning finally get through to be told they haven’t received her referral (which they have).’
He pointed out his 71-year-old mum suffers with ‘other serious health issues’ and while he appreciates the challenges faced by the National Health Service, he is trying to do all he can to help her.
Rylan continued: ‘I know the NHS is on its knees at the minute but what on earth would she do without family around her.
‘I’ve now been told there’s nothing else the gp surgery can do (who have been great) so here with my mum in 2 casts, she needs her stitches and staples removed this week, and then her physio can begin, at a loose end here, any advice from doctors/nurses on here would be great thanks x (sic)’
He also asked if any of his followers on social media know of ‘any private hospitals medical groups in the Essex area’ where she could be accepted as an outpatient.
He admitted: ‘If I can afford for her to go private I’d much rather that as it’s one less patient the already exhausted NHS won’t have to worry about . Thank u x (sic)’
He then says that the GP ‘sent two urgent referrals,’ but the family is now forced to ‘wait,’ despite the ‘time critical’ necessity of his mother’s staple removal.
Rylan stated that he is “not sure of the implications if they are left in longer,” but thanks everyone for their suggestions.
On September 1, the BBC Radio 2 host said on social media that he will miss his programme because “my priority at the moment is my mum” following her “bad fall”.
Linda, who appeared as a co-presenter on the show last year in recognition of Mother’s Day, will not make another appearance until she heals, according to Rylan.
The two have returned to Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox, with memorable moments including Clark ridiculing his mother’s pronunciation of tzatziki and naan bread.
Source My Celebrity Life.