An exploration of the UK unpaid carer's world

 2 July 2015                         stock photo - if us, paid-carer and caree down below

The Bruce Trust - Hire a canal-boat for those with special needs - here.

Update April 2016.  Email sent to the motorhome branch asking when it is available..


After the long winter, we finally managed to get away.  Canal-boat holiday However, illness struck.


My wife was admitted to Worcester Royal Hospital (WRH)  A&E on Tuesday 23 June and discharged from the assessment ward on Thursday 25. She waited alone in A&E for over two hours as I had to retrieve my car. Triage had been done. That routine obviously included the “What year is it?” questions and she did badly enough to warrant WRH to declare delirium. It then pushed her into a crowded waiting room to be forgotten. No offer of a drink or WC. 


Readers who want more please use the Contact page.  The assessment ward did a good job.  A&E did a good job medically.  It's the Government which needs to sort out staffing ratios etc.  Problems such as identified might then be reduced in number, ideally in extent.


I have been negotiating "carer provision" over six weeks with a national charity, itself subject to recent cuts.  When I asked about further delays, the question was asked - What is it that you want?  I replied that it is all in my emails.  Readers who want more please use the Contact page. The reply includes The Alibi Society here.

pagetop here   for pasting  Update 2 July 2015 here