NHS continuing healthcare funding eligibility
|NHS continuing healthcare funding eligibility|
|Monday, 02 July 2012 10:13|
NHS continuing healthcare is a package of care for a person who is in need of ‘ continuing care’ support from health professionals as a result of disability, accident or illness. If someone is eligible, then the NHS pays all the costs incurred for their care, this is subject to review, and should your care needs change the funding arrangements may also change. If the care required is of a more residential nature, then the patient or their relatives may have a contribution paid towards the cost.
Former care patients or members of their family who paid for all or part of their continuing healthcare may ask for a review if they believe that the NHS should have funded that care.
The review to determine NHS Continuing Healthcare funding is for periods of healthcare received between 2004 and 2012, which have not yet been assessed.
Please note that there are deadlines, issued by the Department of Health, to submit requests for a retrospective review.
Notification should be given within these deadlines: