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It's claimed people in Wales with complex health care needs are still being let down - and left out of pocket - by the system.
In a report published today, the Auditor General for Wales agreed there'd been some improvements in the provision of "continuing health care" - where the entire bill for someone's care is picked up by the state.
He also outlined areas where progress still needs to be made. Richard Morgan reports.
Paul Dimblebee from the Wales Audit Office discusses a report which has found some patients needing continuing healthcare are being let down by the system.
There has been limited progress in dealing with a backlog of challenges over eligibility for free continuing health care in Wales which is a cause for concern, says a report published today by the Auditor General for Wales.
The Welsh Government says it aims to get the backlog of challenges resolved within a year.
The Auditor General for Wales says there have been improvements to the system of who gets free health care in Wales but more needs to be done to ensure consistency and fairness across Wales.
A report out today says there has been limited progress in dealing with a backlog of challenges over eligibility for continuing health care which is a cause for concern.
People in Wales who need Continuing Health Care are still being let down by the system according to a report released today by the auditor general for Wales. It claims progress in dealing with a backlog of challenges over eligibility for care continues to be a cause for concern.
When someone is eligible for Continuing Health Care the NHS funds the full package, including any care home fees. His report makes several recommendations to the Welsh Government which includes creating a national board to ensure all retrospective claims are processed efficiently and consistently.
The auditor says it's "essential" that people are treated failrly and consistenly across Wales when those decisions are made.