Rosemary_1706 wrote: ↑
Sat May 09, 2020 1:32 pm
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Are they also doing similar for discharge to home setting??
This is not good news or advice, but something we need to know so no apologies necessary, Rosemary.
In answer to your question - yes, there is a case elsewhere on this Forum of this happening, a failed discharge. The patient was returned to hospital but the carer has been forced to stay off work and self-isolate for a fortnight.
It is bad enough that carers be forced into this traumatic position, but for virus-infected patients to be returned to care homes is absolutely not on.
I realise that NHS staff face difficult times and most of them are working like trojans to tackle this problem; however administrative slips do occur. I thought that tests for Covid-19 were becoming available, and hospitals and care homes would have priority access so why is this not happening?
What can we as carers do in the light of this? We need to be more vigilant, and assertive if necessary, when we deal with hospitals and care homes and satisfy ourselves that the proper checks have been made.
This is a general comment. Ideas from others will be welcome.