Family criticises delays in elderly health costs appeal

March 23, 2016 / helpinghandsallcare2016 /

A woman in a legal fight to recoup more than £250,000 in health care costs for her late elderly aunt, has described the process as “shabby”.

Joan Wickens died aged 98 in a nursing home in Fordingbridge, Hampshire in 2012.

Her niece Elizabeth Goodchild is one of hundreds waiting to recover care fees from the NHS, three years after a deadline for such claims passed.

An NHS statement said it hoped to have decisions made by June.

Miss Wickens went into a nursing home in Fordingbridge in 2006, but her health declined and she was moved to a high-dependency care bed in 2010.

Her family submitted a claim to West Hampshire Care Commissioning Group (CCG) in 2013 to say her care should have been paid by the NHS, but are still waiting for its approval.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL REPORT

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *