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To: UK Government
Free Health Care for Elderly People in Nursing Homes
Health care in the UK is free at the point of use. The principle is embodied in the 1946 National Health Service Act. Unfortunately, this is not always the case when it comes to the provision of nursing care for many elderly people, who have been forced, quite wrongly to sell their homes and assets to pay for the care that the health service has a lawful duty to fund and provide.
We call upon the government to take immediate action to ensure that elderly people, who are some of the most vulnerable people in our society receive the appropriate quality help and assistance from the National Health Service which has a lawful duty to provide this health care free of charge, along the established principles of the NHS.
Why is this important?
We are supposed to live in a caring country where our health needs are looked after, irrespective of our financial position, free of charge from the cradle to the grave. Perusing the internet for nursing care for elderly people will uncover many examples of people not receiving the funding from the NHS for their health care that they have every legal right to expect.
Many people have had to resort to expensive court action to force the National Health Service to fulfill its statutory obligations. This is not acceptable and is a national disgrace which needs to be addressed at the earliest opportunity.
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