31 May 2017 | Firm news | Article by Lisa Morgan
Hugh James Nursing Care has today announced that its team has recovered over £100m in wrongly paid care home fees on behalf of families in England and Wales.
With thousands of people wrongly paying care home fees every year, the department acts on behalf of families of vulnerable people across England and Wales to help claim NHS Continuing Healthcare funding.
Continuing Healthcare is a package of care funded by the NHS for individuals with primary health needs, regardless of the individual’s ability to pay for their care. Few people know about or understand this source of funding, meaning that many people are needlessly paying care fees.
The Hugh James Nursing Care team, which is led by partner Lisa Morgan, employs over 80 legal specialists to navigate the complex area of continuing healthcare law. The department was established in 2006, making it one of the most experienced law firms in this niche area.
Since being founded 11 years ago, the Hugh James Nursing Care department has successfully challenged countless current and retrospective decisions to refuse NHS funded continuing healthcare to long-term nursing home residents.
Lisa Morgan, partner at Hugh James and one of the UK’s leading legal experts in this complex area commented:
“All too often, individuals and their families are needlessly forced to sell their homes and other assets or investments to pay for care; it is disappointing that the NHS continue to incorrectly assess cases and put people and families in this position. Put simply, if the primary reason for an individual receiving care is for health, then it should be the responsibility of the NHS to pay for their care, regardless of the wealth of the individual.
“Our team fight tirelessly to reclaim wrongly paid fees, to give families back what should never have been paid in the first place.”
Individuals in a nursing or care home because of physical or mental health needs may be paying fees that should have been funded by the NHS. To find out more, visit the Hugh James Nursing Care pages.