Campaign Team Member
Retired Police Officer
Twitter - @charlie444b
It was only by chance that I came across “NHS Continuing Healthcare”, while researching care homes for my much-loved dad, who had Advanced Parkinson’s & Advanced Dementia. He was so debilitated & disabled by his illnesses, he could do nothing for himself. He was totally reliant on others for survival. He was without doubt, unlawfully denied the free NHS Continuing Healthcare he was legally entitled to.
Not discouraged by this debacle, I refused to consent to his hospital discharge, and he died in hospital 13 weeks later, just five days after being fast-tracked.
Words cannot describe what I have gone through at the hands of so-called "caring" professionals. Suffice it to say, I have been “gaslighted” every step of the way, to the point that it has been detrimental to my mental and physical health and wellbeing.
It is just over 3 years since my dad died, and my fight goes on, steadfast in my resolve to bring this scandal to an end.