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Deprivation of Liberty dementia patient in hospital

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My friends DH is 60 and has early dementia, he is currently in hospital due to dehydration and bed sores and has been doing well, apparently due to his dementia and the fact that he is in a situation where he is scared - IE in hospital and not with his wife he 'apparently' attacked two nurses and drew blood.

 

They have taken him from the care of his wife and put a DOL on him.

 

He is NOT violent with her, its the situation he is in that may have caused him to lash out.

 

My friend is terrified that he will be taken away from her, she can cope with him at home whilst I appreciate that nurses need to be protected, he is a scared vulnerable ill man and surely he cant be penalised for that.

 

She has a meeting next week, but feel that she needs legal advise to ensure that the fact that its the environment that's has caused the issue not the fact he is dangerous and needs residential care.

 

What would be the next step for her to ensure her rights as well as his are ensured

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Hi Madamfluff

 

As this is a Dols that has been obtained this is a difficult one as the Hospital has to follow a process for it to be granted, and when granted basically those under a Dols are under constant supervision and are NOT free to leave the premises.

 

Have a read of this link (go near the bottom of the webpage to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards & the factsheet link contains a comprehensive info on a Hospital setting for Dols)

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/health-wellbeing/your-healthcare-rights/what-you-can-expect-from-the-nhs/


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Hi Madamfluff

 

As this is a Dols that has been obtained this is a difficult one as the Hospital has to follow a process for it to be granted, and when granted basically those under a Dols are under constant supervision and are NOT free to leave the premises.

 

Have a read of this link (go near the bottom of the webpage to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards & the factsheet link contains a comprehensive info on a Hospital setting for Dols)

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/health-wellbeing/your-healthcare-rights/what-you-can-expect-from-the-nhs/

 

 

 

 

I have sent her the fact sheet and one from the alzheimer's society

 

 

But my take and her and her families is that they are now putting him in the situation that's has caused his problems, he cant go home because he may be violent but he is not violent at home, and if he is not violet at home why cant he go home.

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