Hospital staff should recognise carers’ skills and knowledge

Carers have knowledge and expertise not provided by NHS staff, yet they are not consulted in the hospital process

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You might think that when the person they care for goes into hospital, carers would receive a period of respite. I don’t find it so. My responsibilities continue during my partner’s spells of hospitalisation, because while the resources of a major teaching hospital are focused on the problem that led to Victoria’s admission (currently, an infected pressure sore), the longer term needs created by her multiple sclerosis don’t go away. But they do tend to get disregarded by hospital staff.

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