When somebody is discharged from hospital following an injury or illness, they can still have primary health needs, or require follow up medical and nursing care. In these instances, they may be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare in Norfolk.
This funding stream can be available to anyone who qualifies that is at home or in a care home and is not just reserved for those recently discharged from hospital.
How to Apply for NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding in Norfolk
If a patient is deemed eligible through an in depth assessment process, the NHS will pay for all the required care costs going forward. These may include: specialist nursing care, personal care, therapy, or even help towards nursing care home fees if applicable. NHS Continuing Healthcare is not means-tested.
For further advice from Age Space as well as a look at everything involved in the Continuing Healthcare application process, you can visit our NHS Funded Care Page.
NHS Continuing Healthcare in Norfolk is provided by the Norfolk & Waveney Integrated Care System (ICS). To receive the funding here, a patient must be registered with a GP within the ICS.
Patients and their family are likely to be advised about NHS Continuing Healthcare before or just after they have been discharged from hospital. In the event this doesn’t happen, then you will need to contact the responsible authorities using the details below. They can provide advice and information on initiating the process of NHS Continuing Healthcare in Norfolk:
The Continuing Healthcare team will be able to help get your relative assessed. If they are deemed eligible, a care and funding scheme will be put together to help support them. For more information on this service in Norfolk, you can visit the Norfolk & Waveney ICS website.
For free advice on NHS Continuing Healthcare, Beacon can provide up to 90 minutes of support for anything to do with NHS funding from trained volunteers. Call 0345 548 0300 or visit the Beacon website to find out more.