Mum in hospital on end of life care. Palliative Care phoned me today to see where I wanted her to be. I said doc told me on Fri it would be the hospital or hospice. She said they need the beds in the hospital & although it's not my problem could I see if her Care Home would take her back. I said I didn't think she'd survive the journey. I rang care home they said they couldn't take her as they had another person on end of life care & it would be too much for them (lovely small care home). They will pack her belongings & stop charging me. Fair enough. Palliative Care phoned me back, our hospice (charity, only 12 beds) have a long list of referrals & they look through them early morning every day but normally only take people where pain management is difficult & if mum is stable & lasts longer than 2 weeks the hospice will likely want her moved back out again. Not a good option then. When I was at hospital earlier first a nurse, then ward manager, then junior doctor came to tell me she couldn't stay in the hospital as they are acute beds. The woman is dying how acute do you have to be! They said they were looking for a nursing home place for her. I said no-one had told me that & it would have to be NHS Continuing Healthcare Funded (so that'll take them a while to sort although Palliative Care said they'd fast track it) & there are not many nursing homes here & some have bad reputation/failed CQC checks so there are a few I won't let her go to. Since when did dying people not be allowed to stay in hospital?! The thing is mum looked better today. Had her eyes open & was communicating by blinking & squeezing my hand. I think it's the final rally. I hope so just so she can be out of her misery. It's added stress all this carry on.