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Respite care and transitions: a complex problem

On Wednesday 8th October, MSPs in the Scottish Parliament will debate the 'Absence of Suitable Hospice and Respite Facilities for Young Disabled Adults'.

Caring for the Carers

More musings from Derek Doyle - the SPPC’s ‘old man’...

I recall a man being admitted from home, settling in well and being effusive in his praise of the care he was receiving and the kindness of the nurses yet clearly he would much rather have stayed at home. Why had he asked to be admitted, I asked him. “For my wife’s sake – she was looking so weary and worried. It was the last and the best thing I could do for her!”

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