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Beryl wins fight over care costs

January 18th, 2010 | The Shields Gazette

A DEVOTED wife has won her battle with health bosses over her dementia-stricken husband’s care costs. Beryl Atkinson was left paying hundreds of pounds a week after the NHS said it would no longer meet the full amount of husband Hector’s care at Willowdene Nursing Home, in Hebburn. Mrs Atkinson, 68, from South Shields, has […]

Can you claim back care home fees?

October 14th, 2009 | The One Show

Dom Littlewood has been looking at the changes to the assessment rules for care home funding, which could mean that patients can apply for a refund on their fees. Watch Dom’s report by clicking play above. Previously, in England, each health authority used a different set of criteria to assess the funding a patient was […]

Justice over care home costs: NHS forced to refund £350,000 fees to grieving families

August 19th, 2009 | Mail Online

Three grieving families have won back almost £350,000 they were wrongly charged by the NHS for their relatives’ care. In two cases, the family home had to be sold to meet the huge costs for long-term Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s care that should have been funded by the NHS. The families, who managed to secure backdating […]

Family Wins Nursing Fees

August 12th, 2009 | BBC News

After a six-year legal battle, a family has recovered more than £165,000 in nursing fees which were wrongly paid. Marjorie Eyton-Jones from Benllech, Anglesey, who had Alzheimer’s, was admitted to a home on the Wirral in 1998, but had to pay for her care. Her family was forced to sell her home to fund the […]