Nicola Mackintosh is a lawyer who has been involved in many test cases in fields including community care and incapacity law. She represented Pamela Coughlan in her battle for long-term NHS funded continuing care. Vivian White spoke to her. Click link below:
is dedicated to my Dad, John Scott, 1931-2008 and all those who have endured and suffered hardship and lack of compassion from the
whole system and society
and to the many who are currently doing so, and those, increasingly in numbers, who still have to tread this pathway of pain, anguish, humiliation, stress and grief at the
end of their lives ...
and the NHS
need to meet their legal obligations
to provide free
rather than take advantage of people who are often very vulnerable and unable to fight for their rights
Let all those who have ears to hear, listen ...
For I tell you this:
at the critical juncture in all human relationships
there is only one question:
What would love do now?
100% NHS Funded Continuing Care
This website provides the UK public with advice on their right, under existing law and the Coughlan case,
to free nursing care totally funded by the NHS and known as "Continuing Care" .
Click link to see Pam:
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Though national eligibility guidelines were introduced in 2007, the number of people contesting being wrongly charged for care costs has risen dramatically. Confusion over assessing people has led to some care trusts overcharging patients. Earlier this month Pauline Hardinges defied her NHS gagging order to speak out about the £30,000 refund she received after being wrongly charged for her mother's care.
After a retrospective assessment, Mrs Hardinges' mother Dorothy, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease, was found to be eligible for free continuing care. The confidentiality clause has now been lifted.
£250,000 Victory for war vet who sold home to pay care bill
a recent win by the family of Leslie Terry, a war veteran suffering from Alzheimer's. His solicitors who won the case for the family, have already won back £9million for others.
RAF Hero, 86,
with 3 forms of cancer 'refused NHS nursing care because he's not ill enough' despite just weeks to live.