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The money was paid out after it was discovered elderly Eastbourne resident Edna Witt had been paying too much in nursing home fees because she was entitled to continuing healthcare funding.
The news of the pay out was released last week by Hugh James, a solicitors firm, who were instructed to handle Mrs Witt’s case.
Hugh James says Mrs Witt became a resident of Homelea Residential Care Home in September 2005 and later transferred to the Sovereign Lodge Care Centre in 2009 where she still resides.
Over the years she paid nearly £150,000 in fees for her care.
The legal firm explained she suffers from dementia and a number of other illnesses, including problems with her heart and kidneys.
Hugh James said they were instructed to deal with her case in March 2009 and Mrs Witt was receiving continuing care from the NHS. However, they updated the case in April this year.
On the Hugh James website it said, “Following a retrospective review, the Primary Care Trust agreed Mrs Witt should have been eligible for continuing healthcare from her admission to the care home in 2005 and have reimbursed her more than £100,000 in wrongly paid fees.””
Reported on 7 May 2012 by Care Home »