"Communication and short termism in older peoples services in Forth Valley"
Posted by NHS veteran (as ),
Elderly decorated WW 2 veteran awaiting scan in Ludgate House Assessment Service contracts an infection this week and 48 hours into arriving in Forth Valley Hospital is evicted from Ludgate House.
Immediate family not involved in decision making and do not want to make a fuss but are distraught. He is responding to treatment but nowhere now to go back to, somewhere new creates confusion and he will now be in an expensive acute bed consuming more resources getting more confused.
This is an individual, family and resource/health social care tragedy.