The Coughlan case and Grogan case – and NHS Continuing Healthcare
Many families have challenged the NHS on decisions to deny NHS Continuing Healthcare funding to their elderly relatives.
Successful outcomes are sometimes reported in the media. However, there are also many hundreds of families who are still battling to secure care funding, and many more who are continually refused.
There are two particularly well-known legal cases that have served as test cases for NHS Continuing Healthcare and you may find it helpful to read more about them here:
The Coughlan case
One case involved Pamela Coughlan, who successfully challenged North & East Devon Health Authority in 1999 after care funding was taken away from her.
The Grogan case
The other case was Maureen Grogan, who successfully challenged Bexley NHS Trust in 2006 about their decision not to provide her with Funded Nursing Care.