Government criteria blamed by NHS for Wisbech man facing Peterborough care home move

Lee Thorne, muscular dystrophy sufferer is appealing against a decision for him to be in a care home

Lee Thorne, muscular dystrophy sufferer is appealing against a decision for him to be in a care home and not in his bungalow. Left: Christine Morgan, Lee Thorne and Wendy Trowler. - Credit: Archant

A WISBECH man with muscular dystrophy, who is being forced to move out of his bungalow and into a Peterborough care home, has been told by an NHS spokesman that his case has been based on criteria set by the Government.

Lee Thorne, 45, of Victoria Road, has been told that due to health reasons he must move out of his bungalow and into care.

Mr Thorne suffered a respiratory failure and had a tracheostomy tube fitted which means under NHS rules he now cannot now legally organise his own social care.

A spokesman from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group said they could not comment on individual cases due to patient confidentiality.

But he added: “Patients continuing care needs are continually reviewed to ensure the care provided best meets the patient’s needs.


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“Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG make every effort to try to help patients stay in their own home but have to ensure the highest level of care and safety can be assured at all times.

“The CCG must follow the criteria for funding as set by the Department of Health and outlined in the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare.”

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