"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

(as a relative),

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.

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