The boss has been in hospital now for 4 weeks. He walked in for a brain op. He's 84. He was a week lying in a bed waiting for the op. He has been another 3 weeks lying in bed post op, being moved from one hospital to another and he had been in 7 different wards, and sometimes just parked on a corridor in his bed. He doesn't know what the plan is now. We don't know what the plan is, nobody you ask seems to know either though sometimes the word physiotherapy is mentioned but rarely occurs. There is also mention of radiotherapy but now of course it's the holidays and the meeting "will be sometime next week". So that's another week lying about, waiting, getting weaker through inactivity, more mentally broken down through disorientation and also sheer boredom and frustration. We really can't see why he wouldn't be better off at home where we can provide reasonable care, give him more exercise, get him back in his old routine, surrounded by the things that interest him and give him a reason to live and maybe even a bit of pleasure for without pleasure why bother to live? So hopefully he is coming home. Better than lying in that place for weeks vegetating. There is some good work done in hospitals, in particular the op, and I've nothing but respect for that, but is leaving old folk in bed, in limbo, really the best way of keeping them healthy? I don't think so. It must be costing a fortune and tying up beds that could used for more urgent cases as well. The problem is that decisions in the NHS seem to take forever and all the while folk are parked up getting weaker, waiting and waiting. Now I know why they call them patients. From what I've seen the NHS is paralysed by slow and haphazard decision making which leads to a backlog and queues of their own creation and much wasted time and resource.