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11th May 2012

CFW welcomes fee increases for continuing health care rates

CFW has welcomed an increase in fees by the three Health Boards which were paying continuing health care (CHC) rates below funded nursing care (FNC) rates.

CFW’s policy adviser, Mary Wimbury, said: “We’re pleased the three health boards - Hwyel Dda Local Health Board, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board - have recognised the problem and shown significant increases this year.

“We’re also pleased the Welsh NHS has set up a review into the NHS (fees) figure which is due to report in September.”

The majority of Welsh councils have now set their fees and residential fees have been set at more than £400 in every county – except Powys (set at £354). The highest fee is set in Newport (£509).

Nursing fees range from £530 in Carmarthenshire to £655 in Newport – which includes the £120.56 nursing contribution from the NHS.

Mary added: “Some local authorities are still negotiating. CFW is always happy to provide advice and support on fee negotiations.”


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