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Example of one of words found having to use to describe my dads poor dementia care while in hospital trying to recover from hip dislocation and brake poor care neglect lack of due diligence.

That raises questions of law personal care plans in relation to hospital stays for most vulnerable.

Needless to stay i had to step up my complaint re dads neglect from palls to quality care commission STEP short of invoking Safe guarding procedure.

Only coz i want my dad home BUT as been learning cure I am most defiantly be talking making my dads social worker aware of when in comes to dads horrific time and unintentional harm LACK due diligence neglect poor care he as suffered in he's time in hospital.

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Hi Jeff, glad to hear you are persueing the issue of your dads care or rather the lack of it, it was negligent care but who is to blame is another matter. Hopefully you will not be put in that stressful position again and it seems your dad is recovering nicely with good care. Like the Drummer Boy myself. Read your link,plus saw on TV not good news for me as I live on a road with huge lorries and doubledeckers coming by, have done for 22 years and in my previous houses over the years, so no hope for me .........


Morning JAS, your dad's poor care really does raise awareness of how ill prepared hospitals are in handling those with dementia or other mental health issues.

This really needs to be brought to the attention of Government as something needs to be done urgently.

I do hope your dad is doing better and that you too are staying as well as you can. Take care. Xxxxx


I am currently in hospital, since xmas eve, with a bad copd flare up. I am astounded by the lack of family support for 3 people on the ward who have obvious dementia issues. The nurses are doing their best, but surely those who normally support the individual should be involved. I have a disturbing thought that some are using the NHS as respite. Those that claim carers allowance should be morally bound to support the hospital staff.


Something needs to change smyths and hospitals do need support with dementia patients. X


Something most definitely needs to change and I maintain that is the family unit. In nearly all cases today people believe the state owes them a solution without any need for their personal input. That applies across the spectrum be it Benefits or Healthcare.

As an example, I recently had a neighbour complain that they waited several hours for an ambulance for a damaged foot (turned out to be sprained), whilst the son who lives with them has a car. When I remarked that perhaps the son should have helped they said thats not his job its up to the NHS !!

How utterly selfish and narrow minded. Certainly the NHS needs help with mental health across the board - but that must include family support where necessary, and not to be excused because it is inconvenient.

The budget for health is not endless and unless people start to take responsibility I fear for the future.


Trouble is Steve not everyone has a family to support them, but I agree we should try and help ourselves as much as we are able to.


I totally accept that and that is where the system must direct its resources. But for those with family and particularly the ones claiming carers allowance they should be bound to assist in hospitals should their relative need dementia care. The current self centred and selfish trend that permeates our society now is despicable and yet the same individuals want A1 care off the state rather than inconvenience themselves. Sad times.


Last year the Women's Institute raised awareness of the provision of care in hospitals for patients with dementia.


Morning Jeff, so sorry to hear your Dad had such poor care. Very stressful for you too. The support for people with Dementia,mental health issues & any type of impaired brain function to assess main stream health care when needed is really poor,unless they have dedicated supporters like your self. Then to take a complaint as far as possible in order to influence change takes courage & patients well done you.

The article was very interesting. Thank you for the link Nan


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