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At least 15,000 Britons wrongly denied critical care costs worth £300 million

More than 175,000 patients were referred last year for Continuing Healthcare funding (CHC), typically worth around £1,000 a week. New findings show that there were failings in more than a third of cases investigated by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, meaning incorrect and delayed decisions were being made by Clinical Commissioning Group’s on people’s eligibility for this funding.

Ministers must investigate why this is the case as a matter of priority. Everybody who is eligible for CHC funding should receive it, and the Government needs to guarantee that every case will be looked at fairly.

Read more in the Daily Mail.