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It was lovely to see some of you at Wit's End yesterday ... sorry to have to rush off, but I was fast asleep by 10:30, and up for half an hour by now :-)

Meanwhile, the NHS has closed all its doors to Mater, it seems - nothing to offer her because she is past retirement age, and not responding to their somewhat fire-and-forget treatments. Edit: It seems to me that this represents illegal discrimination on the bases of age and mental health - they can't help her physically because she's over 65, so they don't have any teams allocated with appropriate training on physical rehabilitation of mentally ill people.

So, time to look for new doors to open elsewhere ...

Meanwhile, Hi Ho! off to freely offer infomation on the benefits of plant-based living for the festive season, for people in institutions such as hospitals, for our own health ... as well as for currently farmed animals, world farmers and people currently living in poverty.

Better

Dec. 3rd, 2009 01:42 pm
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I've updated my previous post to reflect the fact that the immediate crisis is over, and the general hospital doctor now seems to be properly progressing Mater's discharge to the right specialist hospital again.

No idea how long that will take :-S

Phew!

Dec. 3rd, 2009 12:13 pm
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SECOND EDIT: Finally spoke to Mater's named junior doctor, who seemed to properly take into account all our concerns, and will log in her notes that I have exercised my right as carer to object to Mater being sent home, and will look at her going to the specialist hospital as originally recommended by Mater's own team 4 weeks ago. Many thanks for all your support!

EDIT: I have spoken to the locum consultant - the person that the hospital said had to review Mater's condition and decide if she should be discharged to a specialist bed - and he says that that decision is not his responsibility, he has no objection to her going to the specialist bed, but it's the hospital's decision to make. Trying to ring the hospital now ...

ARGH! None of Mater's doctors are even available on the phone, and a locum (newbie temp) is threatening to discharge her into physical danger!

Mater news!

Dec. 2nd, 2009 12:16 pm
purpletigron: In profile: Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts from Dr Who (Default)
Mater's review visit finally happened in the hospital this morning, and I should hear more later ...

I'm going to a yoga workshop this evening :-)
purpletigron: In profile: Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts from Dr Who (Default)
The UK NHS is better than most of the extant alternatives, but still has conspicuous weak points...

Mater is still in the general hospital, 3 weeks on, because her specialist bed transfer is waiting on her condition being reviewed by a consultant from another hospital (note this). This review was supposed to happen last week.

The consultant went to Mater's flat, instead of the hospital ward, to do the review.

D'OH!!!!
purpletigron: In profile: Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts from Dr Who (Default)
Does anyone reading have experience of the new arrangements in England and Wales for NHS continuing health-care? Particularly, whether it can be focused into work to re-habilitate and re-train sufferers of mental illness to move back to independence from institutionalisation?

http://www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/Documents/FS20NHS_continuing_healthcare_and_NHS_funded_nursing_care.pdf

(Mater could easily live for another 25 years, and our experiences so far not encouraging as far as rehabilitation as opposed to 'palliative' care are concerned.)

Mater

Nov. 4th, 2009 07:57 am
purpletigron: In profile: Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts from Dr Who (Default)
... fell yesterday and broke her left wrist (it was the right one she broke a 15 months ago).

The system is working to get that fixed - but NOT to get her physical health under control to reduce the falling problem in the first place. She is only 70, and she was very fit until 5 years ago, but the NHS cannot help her physically because of her mental health issues, it seems.
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"The National Health Service has become the butt of increasingly outlandish political attacks in the US as Republicans and conservative campaigners rail against Britain's "socialist" system as part of a tussle to defeat Barack Obama's proposals for broader government involvement in healthcare. "

With many thanks for the link: http://vgnwtch.livejournal.com/1271114.html

Is it true that there are Republican congresspersons and senators who are either deliberately lying, or are so ignorant of the issues that they incapable of making constructive comments in this debate?

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