Well well well, and so we begin...lots happened, Dad still in an assessment ward, still in a state of "delirium", still doubly incontinant, still a bit aggressive and reluctant to be cleaned and dressed, but recieving very good care. Complaints letters gone out. Went around a few EMI Nursing Homes yesterday...still in a bit of shockCan't bear the thought of him going into any of them to be honest. Can't get to grips that we have failed him, and so have the NHS...anger an understatement. And so to the dreaded DST meeting....to be honest they had made up their minds before we even sat down...the guy they were talking about ( my Dad ) must be somewhere else in the ward cos it wasn't the guy we went to visit....So I said " you basically have to be paralised with a tube feeding you before you get any continuing care paid for then"?...All looked at each other blankly...why is it that because you are a good pen pusher you don't feel you have to have any people skills....amazes me.. So it was a NO to any funding except the £108.00....well we have decided if he is that well, and looks to them he will improve in time....we will take him home and try again....cos I am reluctant to put him into anywhere for a grand a week when we can give him another go in his own home and try to pay for private care. We are still going for the jugular with the NHS staff that held my Dad down in the "elderly care ward" ( must get in touch with Trading standards for that one) ...and my letter to Mr Cameron is a blinder...will be posting that before the weekend.....so more meetings to come, and they aint gonna like what we have to say at the next one....seem to upset the guy from the pct when I told him if I got Dementia I would rather shoot myself than to go into (that) Hospital....lets face it they have it coming. We are the laughing stock of most of Europe with the way we treat our Elderly and most of all our Dementia and Alzheimers patients....Shameful.