Excuse me butting in, but Google says they were square blocks used to scrub stone steps in front of houses in the north of England. "Donkey stones were made from a mixture of pulverised stone, cement, bleach powder and water." Wikipedia. The donkey stone brand was used by one company but there were ...
I agree with BB that you should see a specialist solicitor. I can't say if you have a chance, though, considering how rapidly sepsis proceeds. But you must collect as much evidence as you can of what went wrong on what dates, find the paperwork, discharge forms and so on. There are time limits too (...
Sorry, Jenny, I was just being facetious - Ian said he is his own boss.

Carole and Ian, welcome to the forum. I hope you find it really useful to let off steam and exchange ideas on how to deal with such a touch situation.
Jenny, I think Ian's boss is trying to be kind to him!
Easy cheeses gone?

Cheshire cheese
Stichelton
Shropshire blue
Red Leicester
Double Gloucester (that may be Henrietta's Glocester?)
Sage Derby
Tottenham cake, Chelsea buns, Edinburgh rock
Charm, I take your point. My problem is that I always consider that a SW might be overworked and constrained financially but I feel that by writing in this way, Mick is assuming we are all thick and insensitive and is teaching us how to behave. Of course it is frustrating for the social worker, but...
Charm, I take your point. My problem is that I always consider that a SW might be overworked and constrained financially but I feel that by writing in this way, Mick is assuming we are all thick and insensitive and is teaching us how to behave. Of course it is frustrating for the social worker, but ...
H Karina, I do feel for you in your situation. I will just make a few remarks and hope others join in later. It seems unreasonable for your mother to ask you for more help and yet not give you any consideration. I can well believe that the time is going to come when your father will have to stay dow...
Pet, I was really relieved when I first glimpsed it and saw its feet. Otherwise what could have been moving in the water? A snake? A rat? A science fiction bio-energised turd? But someone on the internet (I'm apparently not the first to see this) recommended the inside-out plastic bag trick, similar...