SOLICITORS CONTINUING NHS CARE FUNDING CAPPED FEE SCHEME
the recent Panorama expose’ of the Government’s unlawful refusal to provide
nursing care on the NHS to those entitled, specialist Healthcare Solicitors,
Robert Campbell and Company, are offering a capped fee service to family members
who are seeing the family inheritance being hijacked.
of Robert Campbell and Company, Robert Campbell, said:
"Long before the Panorama programme we were campaigning on this issue as we
believe thousands of people who have paid Tax and National Insurance all their
lives are being routinely relieved of their life savings by a system that
unfairly complicates what should be a quite straightforward issue.
problem is that those most in need of our help are often incapable, through lack
of mental capacity, to avail themselves of it even although many have sufficient
resources whereas the families, who ultimately will lose out, often have the
will to act but lack the resources.
order to help people in this situation we are offering a capped
fee scheme at £595 plus VAT which, particularly given what are often
huge sums at stake, we feel is affordable and highly competitive. If the steps
taken under our scheme do not result in nursing care being provided free when it
is lawfully due we will consider taking matters further, advise you of the
options available and likely costs involved"
recent client said:
Robert Campbell & Company Solicitors - Free Nursing Care
We just wanted to say how grateful we are for the intervention of Robert
Campbell & Company in relation to the cost of care for our father.
Dad was admitted to hospital suffering from dementia that was thought to
be a mixture of Alzheimer's and Vascular Dementia. On any view he was
clearly unable to look after himself and needed continuing and
continuous nursing care. The NHS Trust responsible for the hospital
carried out all sorts of assessments and came to the conclusion that Dad
was not entitled to his nursing care on the NHS and would be discharged
into a private nursing home for which he would have to pay the fees.
We felt this was entirely wrong as Dad was clearly in need of the
nursing care he was receiving in the hospital and would remain in need
of that care upon his discharge. We therefore decided on Dad's behalf to
seek some specialist help when the Trust refused to change its position
and we consulted Robert Campbell, a solicitor specialising in Health
Following the intervention of Robert Campbell & Company the Trust
has not gone ahead with it's threat to discharge Dad into a private fee
paying nursing home and he remains well cared for in hospital on the NHS.
Whilst the matter has not been finally resolved we are pleased that, for
a relatively modest investment in legal costs, we calculate our father
has saved in excess of £50,000 so far and this is continuing.
We should like to thank Robert Campbell & Company for their
assistance to date. For families in similar positions to us (and there
must be many) it is vital they obtain specialist legal help or their
rights are likely simply to be ignored and they will lose potentially
tens of thousands of pounds to which they are entitled."
Since this interim victory the local Trust, persuaded by independent
Expert evidence obtained by Robert Campbell & Company have granted
fully funded NHS continuing care in this case.
"We are delighted and cannot be more grateful" concluded J
& D M.
details of the scheme can be obtained by contacting Robert Campbell on 0870
2412139 or visiting www.carelaw.co.uk.
The Court of Appeal decided in the case of Coughlan in 1999 that those whose
primary need for care was a health need should receive a full package of
care free on the NHS.
In December 2005 the High Court in Grogan underlined and clarified the law
Robert Campbell and Company is a firm of Solicitors specialising nationally
in Healthcare law.
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