"Father in law not assessed in hospital"

About: Cumberland Infirmary / Older people's healthcare

(as a relative),

My father in law came home 4 days ago. I was told he was not incontinent but he is. Although he has carers he was not assessed in hospital and given pads to come home with.

I have been left with loads of extra washing, no pads and the district nurse telling me he can't have any until he's assessed.

I work and cannot be at an assessment. He is also very confused and I have had to call the doctor to get a dementia assessment.

These things should have been done before he left hospital.

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