I have got to go into hospital soon for 5 days and I care for my father in my house.
My father does not have much money and he lived in Local Authority Housing.
I have contacted Social Services and they have said that they can arrange care but I will be liable for payment as I am going into a private hospital using my BUPA insurance.
It looks as if it will cost around £450.
I am not really worried about £450 but what does concern me is my friend who is a few months youger than me was in an NHS hospital recently for 77 days and I do not think it would be fair if I had to pay for 77 days care for my father being an unpaid carer.
The treatment is essential and would have to be done in an NHS hospital if I did not have private cover.
Does anybody know if I am liable for payment for my father's care when I am in hospital?.
As it happens Social Services know by father has had private treatment but I pay his insurance premiums.