I first posted here at the beginning of December, when mum was admitted as an acute admission with obsessional behaviour. Well she is still in hospital and things have hardly progressed. We were originally told that a psychiatrist was coming to see her on 8th Jan ,but then this week, he refused to come as, although she lives in his area, she was admitted to a hospital outside his area ( albeit the two hospitals are only 3 miles apart). Then we find that there is actually a psychiatrist based on the floor below her in hospital, but he wouldn't see her as she lives outside his area ( by 250 meters!!) Well as you can imagine I went ballistic at this and contacted the patient advisory service with a formal complaint and surprise surprise, the psychiatrist has now agreed to walk up a flight of stairs to see her on Friday. This has taken 5 weeks, what a waste of time, and still no idea of a preliminary diagnosis I then asked for a meeting with the ward manager, regarding other aspects of her treatment. I asked about the mini mental health examination and learnt that it had been requested on admission, but no-one had actually carried it out. It was agreed that this was an oversight Mum is in a rehab hospital yet has lost her walking ability, so I queried how much physio she has been getiing, the answer was 2 visits in 7 days. This has been increased to daily visits now. Mum has developed a chest infection and is on a nebuliser, with an oxygen tank and an iv drip for anti-biotics. It took 3 days of me complaining about her breathlessness before the hospital took a sample and confirmed a hospital acquired chest infection. Today I learn that the adjacent ward has been closed with an outbreak of norovirus, please let it be contained. It has taken a week of vociferous complaining by her family to give mum a voice, I just wonder what happens to those people without a family to fight for them ? ( Oh and the lady in the adjacemt bed now has a broken collar bone - she called and called for a nurse to take her to the toilet and eventually tried to get up herself and fell - the third fall on the ward in the last 2 days. ) Sorry for the rant, but it feels better now!