Dad has Vascular Dementia and is in hospital following a collapse three weeks ago. We are going through the NHS CHC funding process and have had the CHC assessment meeting using the DST and are waiting for the outcome. However.....we were then told they would like to do a mental health assessment, that was a week ago. I have asked numerous times who is going to do this assessment, what they are hoping to find out, how they will do the assessment and what difference it will make to the claim for CHC.....but I never get told satisfactory answers and so far no one has been able to tell me when they will be doing this assessment. Has anyone else been through this process and had to have a mental health assessment? Is it essential for the CHC? There was no question about it on the DST form! I don't want it to delay things!