Yesterday the big chief standing aid ,handling advisor for Devon came to our house to train me and our OT on how to use the recently delivered all singing all dancing stand aid . It is a state of the art machine with more attachments than the international space station . Anyway this lady bounded in with huge enthusiasm and political correctness to demonstrate the virtues of the said machine . I tentatively suggested she might like to see V's standing or lack of standing ability but she brushed me aside and proceeded to extol the machine's virtues and produced a bewildering array of straps and slings which she demonstrated on herself . She swung from the machine , showed us how we could toilet V ( seemed impossible to me ) and rattled on for nearly an hour and a half - finally I said again perhaps we should try it on V who had gone sound asleep by this time and she agreed we should . Duly belted in a new crossover type thingy we raised V whose bosom then began to rise with the belt and would have put Dolly Parton in the shade . "Stop " our good lady shouted " that's no good she can't weight bear " "Told you that an hour and a half ago "I muttered . "This machine is no use to her ,we need need a ceiling hoist " and with that she departed clutching her bondage equipment and leaving us somewhat bemused .
By the way I contacted Th e Hub where I am told the CHC nurses reside to find out what is happening about V's new assessment . I was told to ask which nurse has been allocated to her . "No one yet "was the reply - so I asked when the assessment was going to happen - they didn't know and if I wasn't contacted within two weeks or so the to phone back . I asked to speak to whoever was in charge but the person I spoke to said she was new there so couldn't tell me .....and so it goes on .