AN ACTON Bridge man fighting an ongoing legal battle with the health authorities has a new date for an independent panel to review his bid for “justice”.
Stephen Johnson, of Strawberry Lane, Acton Bridge, will renew his three-year battle with Central and Eastern Cheshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) on November 24 and 25.
Mr Johnson’s brother Rod, who died in March, aged 54, spent almost £60,000 on care at Redwalls Nursing Home, Sandiway, after suffering a massive stroke in 2005.
Rod Johnson, a chartered surveyor, lapsed into a coma after collapsing in his kitchen – and wasn’t expected to pull through.
Rod eventually regained consciousness but remained paralysed down one side of his body and bed-bound.
Despite his desperate plight, the PCT refused to foot the bill for his care as they deemed his needs were social, not medical.
The review in a fortnight’s time will be the eighth time NHS chiefs have met to discuss his case – the previous seven pleas have all been rejected.
“It’s about time justice was served,” said Mr Johnson.
“If it’s not, we’ll have to take it further.”