Hi all, My Grandma is in her mid 90s and been in hospital for about 6 weeks. Previously living in a care home on a best interest decision as has dementia and was self neglecting at home. Doesn't have a power of attorney for care and welfare. Her NOK wants her in Scotland (200 miles away) with him so he can visit more but the rest of her family want her back in her local care home where she can keep all visitors and routines. This is in the town she has lived all of her life. Had discharge meeting Weds to debate NOK wanting her in Scotland and all others wanting her to stay local. The plan was for discharge back to care home, full social work and CPN assessment and a local authority panel to decide the type of care she requires. In this time span her capacity could be further assessed once in familiar surroundings, including the support of an Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (given that family opinions are opposing). Then the options to meet her needs could be further discussed in a best interest meeting. I have now read in her nursing notes that discharge is planned for Monday to Scotland. She says she doesn't want to go as she'd lose all contact with familiarity. Have played it down so as not to distress her. Duty Social Worker advises that authority decided later in the week that as there are no safeguarding issues her NOK can be "decision maker" and take her to Scotland. I wasn't updated. I referred for a SW assessment in September because her NOK was not managing the financial power of attorney appropriately - denying access to clothes and shopping etc; assessment has not yet been carried out. Please can anyone advise as I cannot believe that a best interest meeting will not be carried out to ensure the least restrictive decision is made in her best interest. Many Thanks in advance.