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Husband in hospital during PIP assessment
My husband has recently had to apply for PIP after many years on DLA. He has a number of conditions, broke his back at 15, Diabetis (advanced stage), has had a stroke, he had a heart attack nearly 3 weeks ago and was told he needed a heart bypass operation. He was kept in hospital until they could do the op. Last Wednesday while actually having the bypass operation a capita assessor phoned our home and asked to speak to my husband. I explained that he was currently undergoing a bypass operation and would be in hospital for a few weeks. The assessor said that she had to speak to the hospital, I gave the name of the ward and intensive post op unit. A few days later I phoned capita two see what was happening and was informed they had decided to do a paper based assessment . Today the Nurse in the intensive care word informed my husband that someone from the DWP had phoned asking a lot of questions about my husband, Had he had a stroke, etc. She claimed that he had failed to attend a phone interview. The Nurse said that this was information she was not prepared to answer and did she realise that this was a post operative life support ward. The Nurse passed the person form the DWP onto the ward clark. I am just asking advice, what can I do about this, I feel that this is totally inappropriate considering my husband has needed ands still needs oxygen support. I also feel that to lie about his failing to attend a telephone interview when he was in the middle of a heart bypass operation is just unacceptable.
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