Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust has simplified the NHS continuing health care processes with the aim of ensuring that patients’ needs remain central and consistent across the communities they serve
NHS continuing healthcare is the name given to a package of care which is arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals outside of hospital who have ongoing health care needs. You can receive NHS continuing healthcare in any setting, including your own home or in a care home. NHS continuing healthcare is free, unlike support provided by local authorities for which a financial charge may be made depending on your income and savings.
If you are found to be eligible for NHS continuing healthcare in your own home, this means that the NHS will pay for healthcare (e.g. services from a community nurse or specialist therapist) and associated social care needs (e.g. personal care and domestic tasks, help with bathing, dressing, food preparation and shopping). In a care home, the NHS also pays for your care home fees, including board and accommodation.
The Community Assessment Team and Mersey Care Assessment Team have realigned and formed one cohesive team working across Liverpool and South Sefton. The team also requested the opportunity to be renamed and would welcome your thoughts and suggestions.
Please can you share your feedback on the three suggestions received so far via this short survey: https://eu.surveymonkey.com/r/3GD6KDK and also any ideas you may have too.
The survey will remain open until 18 June 2021. If you have any questions about NHS Continuing Health Care, please contact Jane Ralley, Clinical Services Manager by emailing: Jane.Ralley@merseycare.nhs.uk