The eighth year of austerity, 1947, was a testing year.
Its first three months formed a winter of exceptional severity, which had to be endured by a people who in addition to rationing of food were faced with an unprecedented scarcity of fuel.
There is also greater public knowledge about specialist gender clinics and the pathways into them, and an increased awareness of the possibilities around physical treatments for younger adolescents.
“Addressing the waiting list is a top priority for us.
We have also created a telephone helpline for queries so that young people on the waiting list can speak with a clinician if necessary.
In 2017/18 there were 2,519 referrals received at the clinic.
We also need to find and train the appropriate staff for these highly specialised roles, and that takes time.
“As the majority of our users do not take up physical treatment through our service, any decisions around hormone treatments need time and considered thought.
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It has not had an altogether trouble-free gestation!