Through the instigation of the nurse at the hospice who was concerned about V's decline over the last couple of months , the OT and community nurse came to give us an assessment interview re CHC funding on Tuesday . We had one a few months back but did not qualify as we didn't register enough points . This time we did and naively I thought our case would go forward to the panel who make the decision as to whether or not you receive it .Wrong - this interview means that we have qualified to having a report produced on V by all those who have involvement with her case and if the findings are in our favour then it will be submitted to another panel who will then decide whether or not we should have a full in depth assessment. If they do decide to follow that route then the in depth assessment will go to yet another panel to see if they will consider funding .So our assessment was really about whether or not we should have an assessment. Don't you just love bureaucracy ! At the interviews V' always says she is fine in each category and I wriggle uncomfortably and have to try to spell out the truth diplomatically and afterwards she says "why did you say that about me ? "So it looks as though we have to slog on through the process .As if life wasn't hard enough .