Lisa Morgan appears on ITV News to highlight continuing postcode lottery
23 | 03 | 12
Lisa Morgan, Partner at
Hugh James and expert solicitor in the reclaiming of nursing
care fees, was asked by ITV to review a random selection of Primary
Care Trust websites to see what information was available to the
general public. Shockingly there was a significant lack of
information available, with 6 out of the 10 reviewed having nothing
regarding NHS Continuing Healthcare funding at all.
In her interview, Lisa
highlights difficulties facing families trying to apply for
funding, even cases where sadly their loved ones have passed away
while waiting for health care assessments. See Lisa’s
interview on the ITV News in full.
stated that Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) must promote NHS Continuing
Healthcare funding. Unfortunately, thousands of families are not
aware that this funding may be available for their relatives who
are cared for in care homes.
Mr Mark Wadham has
spoken to the ITV news about his struggle to get NHS Continuing
Care funding for his mother, Mrs Betty Wadham, who is currently in
a care home in Enfield. Mrs Wadham suffers from long term health
problems, including dementia, and needs constant
care. The family came to Hugh James in 2009 for help in
fighting to receive continuing care funding. Unfortunately the
family home had already been sold in order to pay the care home
fees required for Mrs Wadham and three years later the family are
still waiting for a full assessment. Read
the Wadham family case study in full.
In November 2011,
Hugh James highlighted the ‘postcode lottery’ that continues for
families who are wrongly paying large care home costs in many
areas due to inconsistencies in implementing the national framework
for continuing care.
The Hugh James team of nursing
care solicitors continues to be contacted by people whose NHS
Continuing Healthcare package has been reviewed and funding removed
although there has been no change in the person's health needs.
Hugh James are the leading national experts in
recovery of wrongly paid care home fees. Our nursing care legal
specialists have successfully recovered over £20 million for
families across the UK.
If you or a relative are in a nursing or care
home because of physical or mental health needs, you may be paying
fees that should have been funded by the NHS.