NHS Funded Nursing Care
Some people in nursing care homes are entitled to receive help with their costs, and the term NHS Funded Nursing Care refers to care provided by a registered nurse in a designated nursing care home. The UHB is responsible for providing NHS Funded Nursing Care for two groups of people - those who fund their own care and residents of nursing homes who meet specific nursing eligibility criteria. We employ Nurse Assessors to help with this responsibility.
Continuing NHS Healthcare
The NHS is responsible for arranging and funding a wide range of services to meet the health needs of our local population. Our Locality Nurse Assessors work closely with patients, families and carers to ensure that NHS long-term care needs are met.
Following a thorough assessment of needs, if a person's overall long-term health needs are judged to be significant the NHS will manage and pay for all the care they need. This is known as 'continuing NHS healthcare' and the criteria for this are set out in guidance published by the Welsh Government in 2010.
Find out more about Continuing NHS Healthcare by selecting the link on the right. You may also like to refer to Age Concern's factsheet on NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care in Wales.
To find out more information about care homes in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, and the role of the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW), see the links on the right.