Man is 96 is housebound and CHC review is due, he cant cope with stress of long meeting and many attendees so has nominated son and wife to represent away from home. The wife 93 received a call from NHS CHC co-od last week to attend CHC review meeting in a Government building next week. Really concerned for them as surely this goes against Government COV-19 guidelines ? The caller was quite insistent meeting must go ahead.
Thank you, we are already in contact with Beacon as an Advocate for Dad but this sudden request for meeting resulting in Mum potentially compromising isolation and risk of COV-19 has not been discussed just yet, I’ll try to contact them Monday. What I do know is that Beacon themselves are sensibly only doing video link meetings.
Will do Bill. There has been zero coordination by the CHC coordinator. Not heard from her since January then suddenly a call that this meeting must happen this week, no contact with care agency, nor the Beacon Advocate, nor Son (me) and Daughter. All of which was agreed would attend with contact details given in January. It’s very odd.
The shame is (understatement for the world!! ) due to COV-19 a full in-person meeting can’t happen now as at least Beacon advocate won’t attend in person (sensibly). Much harder to grasp the vibe of the meeting or give a subtle nod etc over a video link.