NHS Continuing Healthcare (also known as NHS continuing care and fully funded NHS care) is a package of care arranged and funded solely by the NHS.
It is awarded depending on whether a person's primary need is a health need.
It can be provided in a range of settings, including an NHS hospital, a care home or someone's own home.
NHS continuing healthcare is for adults. Children and young people may receive a 'continuing care package' if they have needs arising from disability, accident or illness that can't be met by existing universal or specialist services alone.