A FAMILY’S dispute with NHS bosses over their severely-disabled son has reached new heights after they were told he should move into a nursing home.

John Morrison’s father Malcolm, 64, and stepmother Suzanne, 62, who look after John in a bungalow in Market Lavington, near Devizes, are locked in a battle with Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group over care payments.

In the latest twist to the saga the Morrisons were told that John, 36, should move into a nursing home while a care package was organised.

This has infuriated Mr and Mrs Morrison. His stepmum said: “During a meeting it was suggested by the clinical lead that John goes into a nursing home until a care agency could recruit someone who can look after his social care package.

“I know this is something my son does not want to do and why should he be put away like a bag of inconvenient rubbish.”

Mr and Mrs Morrison say that invoices for servicing and repairs of John’s specialist equipment have not been paid by Wiltshire CCG.

Mrs Morrison said: “He should be fully funded for 24 hour carers. We have had a number of assessments with agencies, and either do not hear from them again or the CCG sends an email saying they can’t do the package of care.”

She said that John had to pay for his own specialist standing frame but the commission has refused to pay for its servicing.

She said: “This is despite the fact its a clinical need to maintain his condition.”

The family is still waiting to hear about a replacement wheelchair after an assessment was held last September and they say bills dating back to August have not been paid by the commission.

Mrs Morrison said: “Every time I try to claim the money back, which they have agree to look at back to 1st April 2012, they ask for more paperwork. But I have provided everything I can.

“John is effectively being sidelined by Wiltshire CCG. I have to hope that someone will be interested enough in a 36 year old man who wants to live, with dignity.”

She has support of other Wiltshire people who have battled with Wiltshire CCG to get payments. Rear Admiral Philip Mathias who fought for years to get continuing healthcare funding for his mother is backing the Morrisons.

In January he said: “I have nothing to gain personally from leading this national campaign. After an exhausting two-year battle with Wiltshire CCG, I eventually recovered £200,00 of CHC retrospective funding for my mothers care.

“She had severe dementia. The CCG didd everything possible to avoid awarding it, including losing her initial assessment and grossly distorting the evidence available.”

A spokesman for Wiltshire CCG would only say: “We aim to work proactively with all patients and families who need further support but we are unable to comment on individual cases.”