I am sick and tired of this CHC struggling to look after the person you are caring for, district nurse came, she has to redo the assessments, because things change, and now they are asking for a psychiatrist report, which I tried to sort out, by referring George, got a letter, phoned them up, guess what they wanted to speak to George, I explained to her, he was not able to talk much, she said I need to talk to him, I have him the phone, and she asked him some questions, then he gave it back to me, she said it was up to 10 days to have a phone assessment, then she said is he a danger to himself, I said yes he will get up out of his chair, fall over, he has stood up on the hospital bed, so yes he is a danger to himself. I asked her what was classed as a danger, she said is he suicidal? I said no, but felt like saying I was. So we have to wait. I decided to go private and pay for an assessment, it is expensive, but what can I do, our savings are going down, feel like it is a fight, to get anything. Well we have got an appointment next Tuesday, otherwise if we have to wait another 4 weeks nurse will have to reassess him. Where the the logic in all this. Stressed careers if we get sick who is going to look after them, and worse than that who is going to look after us. Yvonne xxxxxxxx
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