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Carers UK Forum • CORNWALL PAYING RELATIVES £1200 FOR DISCHARGE?!
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CORNWALL PAYING RELATIVES £1200 FOR DISCHARGE?!

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:39 pm
by bowlingbun
https://inews.co.uk/news/cornwall-famil ... is-1310155

Maybe if the government paid carers a living wage to care for loved ones, this crisis would not have arisen in the first place?!

Re: CORNWALL PAYING RELATIVES £1200 FOR DISCHARGE?!

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:15 pm
by eastendgirl
Local Authorities are notoriously bad at sorting post discharge care packages out. Often the only option left to relatives is to refuse to have their loved one discharged from hospital until the care package is in place. The amount of running around and chasing up by phone that relatives have to do is exhausting, just to get a service that they are entitled to. It's shameful.

Re: CORNWALL PAYING RELATIVES £1200 FOR DISCHARGE?!

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 2:21 pm
by sunnydisposition
Also mentioned today in the Daily Mail.

Re: CORNWALL PAYING RELATIVES £1200 FOR DISCHARGE?!

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:49 pm
by bowlingbun
Eatendgirl,

I quite agree. I have had many battles with hospitals over mum's care.
They insisted on discharging her when I knew she wasn't well enough. 7am next morning, carer rang to say she'd called an ambulance, and mum was readmitted. Not to the same ward, the only room available was a private room in a male ward!