CHC does not seem to exist in Sheffield. Apparently, according to two consultants from different hospitals, the most we are likely to get is what has been promised. That is four short, calls to provide B. with peg feeding and medication. Meanwhile, he is still in P.C. and the consultant feels that as he needs 24 hour care, he should go into a nursing home. This did not go down well with either of us. I told him that we would try it until we could organise something at home. Sadly, the calibre of some carers leaves a lot to be desired. Our best company cannot provide the manpower. The last company I got sent 17 different carers in 24 visits. Some of these were young girls , and it was obvious there were gaps in their training. Posing a problem for 24 hour care.
My son is driving up and we are going to look at a couple of homes on Thursday.
I do hope we get some help with the cost, but I am trying not to think about that at present.
Meanwhile, B is sleeping for most of the time and I am full of a streaming cold and hoping that with medication, it will dry up before tomorrow's visit! X