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28 September 2021 | Case Study | Nursing care case studies | Article by Lisa Morgan

Mrs Doreen Homewood from Yorkshire

Mrs Doreen Homewood

Doreen Homewood entered a care home in Wakefield in 2014, at the age of 82, due to a number of deteriorating health problems. She was unable to communicate her needs and required comprehensive assistance in daily life and taking her medication. She remained at the care home until she sadly died in October 2018.

Her family applied to NHS Continuing Healthcare for reimbursement of her care fees. They were turned down on multiple occasions. Following numerous appeals and finally assistance from Hugh James, care fees exceeding £100,000 have been reimbursed to the family.

Mrs Doreen Homewood

Doreen’s son, Tony Homewood, said:

The assessment procedure is gruelling and no matter how well you think you can fight your own corner, trust me, it’s difficult, time consuming and the whole thing is loaded against you.

Author bio

Lisa Morgan


Lisa Morgan is a Partner and Head of the Nursing Care department. She is regarded as an experienced and specialist solicitor leading in the niche area of continuing healthcare.

She has been instrumental in developing a niche legal department in Hugh James, which comprises of 40 fee earners who solely act for the elderly and families in recovering wrongly paid nursing fees.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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