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Let’s hope not!Today the SALT assessment opened up Pandora’s box & all Dads issues were noted & documented.
Today I said no to the paracetamol produced in a fizzing cup of fluid & asked where the oromorph was. Why? Because paracetamol is dispensed in liquid form, & is pinky orange- Dads has it before & its gentler on his stomach. Fizzing drinks produce acidosis.
so Dad didn’t get his oromorph at lunch time. I’ve just got home & he didn’t get it while I was there.
But I did get him into his room & have left him comfortable cuddled & asleep.
I guess you could say today I spoke up & didn’t shut up infront of adversity. The home hadn’t been honest about his needs to the SALT team - I have hope again that someone somewhere will raise concerns that back up ours.
Yes I think I actually have a glimmer of hope that Dads true care needs are starting to be seen. I’m not letting my guard down though, but have thanks to a lovely member of staff have Dads care plan.
Also just received Dads medical records ..
It’s going to be interesting reading.
So when everything seemed bleakest a glimmer of light or three! Let’s hope it’s not oncoming traffic!!!
You can also self refer to SALT too.I just hope that this thread will be used to stop others from going through this experience
Did you know you can self refer to your local CMHT?
no I didn’t, but I do now thanks to a lovely lady!
Learn something new every day my granny used to say...
just wish I’d known that little fact a couple of months ago...
Is it time to name and shame time do you think?
We are all accountable for our actions and if your lovely dad is being so badly failed by the system, someone, somewhere has to explain why. The time is ebbing away for your dad and these are precious days for you to be with him and not to be spent untangling bureaucracy.
Have you considered contacting your MP as a matter of urgency - or go to the local press?