Posted: 15/04/2016 at 13:27
I can't help feeling that Lyn has been let down by her GP practice. She's not been informed about the help her father is entitled to, and it seems that the proper referral to Social Services for a Community Care Assessment hasn't been made. That has lead to a delay in the care funding being allocated and the appropriate carers found - there are no carers sitting waiting for work.
Also as soon as Ma became poorly a couple of weeks ago and it was recognised that she was declining, the GP ensured that End of Life Care was put into place - a hospital-type bed with an air-flow mattress to avoid pressure sores was provided, the appropriate notes were put on her file and the nurse visited to do all necessary so that as soon as it's needed the End of Life Syringe Driver can be put in place, even over the weekend, with no need for delay. Ma will be kept comfortable whatever happens.
I don't understand why this wasn't set up for Lyn's father some time ago - as far as I can see it can only be down to slackness on the surgery's part