Britain has a long-term health problem: Britons are living longer with conditions that would previously have killed them.
” Specific funding entitlement will depend on a person’s individual situation.
However, if a person needs full time care and has health needs, the first thing that should happen is an assessment for NHS Continuing Healthcare funding – not a financial assessment or means test.
The type of care available ranges from ‘low tech’ support and encouragement of normal birth to high quality provision with a dedicated Obstetric High Dependency Unit for complex cases.
Over 6,000 women give birth each year at the Princess of Wales Women’s Unit at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital while Good Hope Hospital Maternity unit sees the delivery of approximately 3,000 babies per year.
As a result, many people end up being wrongly told to pay for care.
NHS Continuing Healthcare funding covers 100% of the costs of receiving full time care either at home, in a care home or elsewhere.
However the assessment process is not always straightforward and many people report having obstacles put in their way by the care authorities.
Many people are ‘overlooked’ for funding, many assessments are carried out incorrectly and health needs are ignored. The following NHS Continuing Healthcare FAQs will give you a better understanding of your own position and what you can do to ensure your relative is properly assessed or reviewed: “I need to know what funding my mother may be entitled to?
This election has seen technology, along with new buildings, presented by the Conservative party as the key to transforming the National Health Service. Sure, but it looks more like a sticking plaster than a cure.