NHS continuing care appeal succeeds
Summary of a successful appeal for continuing health care from the NHS for a woman in her thirties suffering from a profound learning disability
Wrigleys Community Care team acted in this successful appeal.
It was considered that the woman may be eligible for free continuing care from the NHS. The primary care trust conducted several reviews but on each occasion argued that her needs were for social care rather than for health care. This was despite her having very significant weightings in the decision support tool assessment.
The matter was subject to long delays. The Strategic Health Authority criticised the PCT for not addressing the matter effectively. Sadly the lady died during the process. A complaint of delay was made to the Health Ombudsman. Further to this it was agreed by the new health authority that the matter would be reviewed promptly. The appeal was upheld.
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