Saturday, 29 August 2009

Is still in shock after being abandoned & stranded by Amanda P, thereby losing his opportunity for 24 hours of freedom from the hospital
Is dissapointed that admin once again screwed an opportunity. Should have had a 24 hour furlow but it wasn't written up in my notes. Ahhhh!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Hospital Social Workers inform me my case is gradually being passed up the hierarchy now with Assistant Director - decision next week?

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

No surprise, Social Services failed to meet their own imposed deadline and have not delivered on their promise to give me an outcome today.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Wonders if anyone saw Channel 4's "Benefit Busters" last Thursday night? Clearly "A Thousand Voices for a Broken System" is well timed.

Monday, 24 August 2009

And the saga continues. Social Services failed to get papers to today's NHS Board meeting on time. So still no idea where or when I'm going

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Can't thank his friends enough for a Fabulous day out of the Hospital. Hayward Gallery, lunch on the Thames and debates until late at night.

Friday, 21 August 2009

The Hospital feels like Edinburgh today. a surgery porter who writes comedy & the patient who costume designs for High School Musical 2.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

One good thing about being in Hospital is being able to catch up on DVD's. Just completed watching the entire 7 Seasons of The West Wing.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Why is it, the most complicated meetings the hospital discharge staff want are always when I am unable to talk & exhausted from my CFS?

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

And as if I'm not having enough problems my Mother's Residential Home called to tell me her healths in decline...What next?
And the struggle continues with my temporary Social Worker giving misinformation to a Benevolent Fund who were about to clear my Storage fee

Monday, 17 August 2009

Into the 7 circles of Hell. Spoken to 6 people from 6 different departments and no-one knows what the others do - enough to drive you mad.
Having got to be seen. I began asking questions that everyboy in Hospital told me they couldn't answer & I needed to ask here - Not The Case
Ambulance transport booked for 09:00 to get me to Brixton for a 10:30 appointment at the Housing Office. 10:20 now and still at St. Thomas'
Is waiting in one waiting room to be trasnported to another waiting room to wait for who knows what...Godot???

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Had the best night since being in Hospital. Managed to wheel myself to the RFH to meet up with Cristina & Toby Keech & drank Champagne.
been overwhelmed by the support of people he hasn't seen for years. Mendora Ogbogbo was a huge surprise at hospital last night - many thanks

Friday, 14 August 2009

Spent most of the day helping a friend out with Bailiff issues. She's vulnerable & there's no system to protect her from their lies/threats

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Another day of disasters at St. Thomas' Hospital further compounded by the fact the main entrance is closed for a month for refurbishment.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Is going to Blog his day in detail later. In the meantime wants to thank the amazing & consistent support he's received from Marion Giesler

Monday, 10 August 2009

Thanks Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe, director of the London Urban Film Festival for coming to Hospital to collect the DVD of the film Colour Blind
Is in debt to Dirk Van der Velden for his swift actions in producing a DVD copy of Colour Blind to submit to the London Urban Film Festival.
New week, new consultant. Hospital like the Marie Celeste. I feel dark clouds gathering and fights brewing.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Is working on "a Thousand Voices for a broken system" and hoping a journalist will pick up the story about benefit failures before he leaves hospital.

Friday, 7 August 2009

Is stuck in hospital over the weekend. If you're around please drop by and share a bottle, especially if you've not been. Be great to see you
is being told that he may have to move to Norwood - someone bring me a gun and no its not in London as we know it.

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Having already had 5 discharge dates, this one for next Tuesday is not looking likely, with a new Social worker starting process from scratch

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Anyone you know have had problems with the Welfare system in Britain & would like to be in the film "A Thousand Voices for a Broken System"?

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Had an amazing time with Patricia and Suraya watching their Lambadas as the sun went down over Waterloo. Thank you ladies for sharing.
Is hoping that his new advocate will take over his fight with the Social Services, DWP, Discharge Co-ordinators and many other brick walls.

Monday, 3 August 2009

And as if by magic "A thousand voices for a broken system" will higlight exactly this point to the Labour Government

Sunday, 2 August 2009

is back in his hospital bed and developing a film idea entitled "A Thousand Voices for a Broken System" people failed by the welfare system.
Thanks, Daphna, Dirk, Palash & Guest, Cayman, Razia, Nazia, John, Vyvian, Colin, Jaffa, Karina and Tim for making it such a great afternoon.
is pleased that regardless of the fact that he is stuck in St. Thomas hospital and wheelchair bound he can still throw a great summer party.
was surprised to discover the Nurses on his ward were following his blog. But wishes this shift, all appreciation for all their hard work.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Is really looking forward to meeting old friends at St. Thomas' Hospital fountain garden tomorrow between 15:00 - 17:00 - come if you can?
Is still reeling at the apparent mental break down of one of his visitors last night. And is concerned about how best to proceed?