Health and Social Care: contesting NHS Continuing Healthcare funding

Written by: Keoghs Solicitors

Date: 23rd April 2015

Our Health and Social Care Law team have accepted instructions from a Professional Deputy on behalf of a profoundly frail and vulnerable elderly gentleman to contest a refusal to grant NHS Continuing Healthcare funding.

Our client suffers from dementia and requires full time residential nursing care. He has been paying substantial amounts towards his care home fees for approximately two years.

The Deputy believes the relevant NHS Clinical Commissioning Group has inaccurately assessed our client’s eligibility for Continuing Healthcare funding.

If it is ultimately found that our client should have been eligible then his liability to pay care home fees will be either extinguished or substantially reduced. If it is found he was eligible from an earlier date then he may well obtain a substantial rebate.

Our Health and Social Care Law team work closely with clients, and often in these cases their loved ones, to ensure that continuing Healthcare Assessments are accurate and to obtain expert evidence and reassessments where necessary, so as to ensure those instructing us receive the funding to which they are legally entitled. This, in many cases, ensures hard earned life savings are not unnecessarily depleted or lost entirely.

If you wish to discuss your case please telephone us on 0161 928 9321.