"I was frightened I would never be allowed home"
About: Rotherham Hospital Rotherham Hospital Rotherham S60 2UD
Posted by verbal899 (as ),
I was in Rotherham General in 2008 with pressure sores. I anted to go home and receive care there but the team looking after me just said there were no carers available to provide this level of care in the community - I can't see how this could be true.
On Christmas day I was told I would be "home soon". I was then sent to a home, and told this would be for 12 weeks. I didn't want to go - I made this very clear - but I was sent anyway and told it would be just short-term.
I kept asking when I'd get to go home but the answers seemed to get more and more vague. I suddenly found myself with social workers. I have no idea why. I have never had a social worker before and didn't need one then either.
I continued to ask when I'd get home with vague answers all the time. I hated it at the home. I found one of the nurses there behaved awful and rude towards me. I should have been home by March 2008, but by August 2009 I was still there and thinking I'd never get home. It was so frightening.
Finally in May 2010 I got the opportunity to go home - thank god!
I was, and am, so annoyed that during all that time I've had to pay for my care at the home and my DLA was stopped. I even had to pay for the taxi home. I now have carers pop in 3-4 times a week. Why was that so much to ask for in the first place?