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    5 Years

    Canary Thank you for your reply Indeed it is breathtaking and not uncommon, and it heightens the isolation and lack of support as a Carer Like a fool I imagined "end of life" care would involve a more sympathetic and professional approach from District Nurses, Social Workers. GPs and all...
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    5 Years

    My Uncle has been in poor health for 5 years now and I have been his Full Time Carer throughout - He became markedly weaker and unsteady just prior to Christmas last year - I got the GP to visit and he took Blood and Urine Tests - the results of which showed no major cause for concern - His...
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    Stolen Laptop

    Havent posted since Sept - My Laptop was stolen on a Saturday in Sept when my Sister looks after my Uncle and i go home and "relax" Both my Sister and Uncle were in the House when it was stolen I was relieved that this was the extent of my hardship Life 2017
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    Where Do I Go?

    Its currently in the hands of the "safeguarding adults" team Legally I am wary of the vultures that circle "no win no fee" etc Mps I tried with no response - I have a contact in the press which is my last resort Im just tired of trying to get this sorted Im not after money or exposure...
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    Where Do I Go?

    I have completed a formal complaint about the NHS through Pals With no success I have taken it to the Ombudsman With no success Where do i go? Im lost and angry, frustrated and ready to quit
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    Worthless

    No show from Nurse this morning - they are due at 9 No phone call No contact 4.30 this afternoon got a call saying they would come tomorrow As an example of the delivery of this service the past five days have consisted of Sat. 9.15 Sun 9.45 Mon 8.35 - phone call at 9 from 2nd...
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    Worthless

    @Carmar @henfenywfach Thanks
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    Worthless

    @kassy Yes - I believe people can spend years trying to get something acknowledged let alone improved - and it shouldnt be like this Good Luck with your treatment and i wish you well
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    Worthless

    @rhubarbtree My situation is exactly the same - after the complaint Nothing has improved - Nothing has changed - I pity the people who receive this service and are alone without anyone to complain on their behalf
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    Worthless

    Thanks to those who replied 9 months of emails, phone calls, letters, 5 different Advocates and it all comes down to nothing... I realise the system is flawed but, boy what a sorry state of affairs Worthless in the final outcome - and to top it all i went through the "formal process"...
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    Worthless

    9 Months into a formal complaint Along with a trip to the Ombudsman for good measure And everything remains the same - Nothing Resolved - No further forward Complaining to "Pals" is a waste of time Complaining about the NHS is a dead end I feel worthless as a Carer
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    Ticked off.......

    9 Months since my Formal complaint through Pals was sent 2 Responses later and a final try through the Ombudsman and I am right back where I started Nothing has been done - No Issues have been discussed - No contact whatsoever from the Nursing team - The Service is as poor now as when...
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    Relationship meltdown - anyone else been there?

    I spend 6 days a week in almost total silence - my Uncle makes no effort to talk at all despite constant urging on my part - I arranged a Goodgym volunteer to come weekly but even she struggles some weeks - basically he makes no attempt after he knows somebody
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    Legal Help

    I agree You are urged to go the formal route and you know before starting that its a waste of time Im in the hands of the Ombudsman and i still have very little faith That people should go through life and end up in this mess is beyond depressing
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    What is your local NHS Trust like?

    @Sue J Went through "everything available" and decided "real help" wasnt available The memory clinic are just ticking boxes and filling in forms Meanwhile people are passing with little or no help at all Irs Very sad - but its true
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    What is your local NHS Trust like?

    Had a visit from the "memory clinic" today - spoke to my Uncle like he was 6 years old and told me i was doing a fantastic job - They will now check in on a yearly basis This is the reality of "dementia care" 2016
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    Legal Help

    Ive had 2 replies to my Complaint via "Pals" - both of them are similar in tone and address none of the issues i have with the service delivered - It has now gone to the Ombudsman but i am now lost in this process and am considering Legal action Why does it have to be like this? i Am...
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    Legal Help

    Thanks for that I will contact them this week
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    What is your local NHS Trust like?

    Ive used Dementia advisers, Carers Centre staff, Advocates,Social services, Ageuk, Mind, Community matrons etc....Support is so fractured and random that a Carer has to contact as many people as possible in order to get decent help. If only all these agencies actually spoke to each other - Oh...
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    Legal Help

    Has anyone had to take Legal action against an Nhs service? If so is there a specific organisation that caters for Carers? Thanks in advance