My Dad has now been in hospital for almost 4 weeks. He is suffering from Dementia and it has been agreed he needs 24 hour nursing care due to his other medical problems.. The trouble everyone seems to give us confliting information. The SS discharge team connected to the hospital offered us a place at a nursing home for Dad which we agreed to...then they called me to say the nursing home would not assess him as the ward he is on said he is not medically fit to be discharged...I spoke to the ward at the weekend and they say he is fit to be discharged and they are just waiting on the nursing home to assess him. So I called the SS lady that was dealing with his discharge to be told she is now on holiday until after Easter. They eventually passed me on to another SS worker from the team who said "I have not even opened your Father's file yet...I have 50 or so other people to deal with perhaps they should use a bigger whip on me to make me work faster".....this has really upset me as I am sure the other 50 are just as important as my Dad to someone...but my Dad is important to me!!Anyway she said she would call the ward and phone me back to update me...this was 2 hours ago and still nothing..... Going up to the ward later...I hope they will be a bit more helpful and friendly.