"My mother has worked hard all her life, and it now feels like she's being treated very unfairly by the NHS"
About: Sheffield PCT Sheffield PCT Sheffield S9 4EU
Posted by KayJay (as ),
My mother was born in 1930 before the NHS was born. She worked full time from leaving school to retiring at age 60. She started suffering from a rare form of Dementia when she was 70 and has sadly had to be in a Nursing home since 2004.
According to the NHS [or should I say the PCT] she does not have a 'Primary Health Need' and has to pay for her Nursing care at £2000 plus each month. She has paid all her National Insurance/Taxes/Council Taxes and was led to believe that should she require Nursing Care at any time in her life then it would be given "free at the point of need" [as per the NHS Act].
In essense I feel that she [and thousands of other elderly patients] have been swindled out of all their assets which they have worked for all their lives.
I strongly believe this needs to STOP. In my opinion, it is unfair and discriminates against elderly people with Dementia.