Regina v North and East Devon Health Authority ex parte Coughlan: Admn 11 Dec 1998

There had been no transfer to Social Service Authorities of the Health Services’ statutory duty to provide specialist nursing and related care to the elderly, and having made a promise to provide a home for life, the Health Authority would be held to it.


Times 29-Dec-1998, [1998] EWHC Admin 1134




England and Wales


See AlsoRegina v North and East Devon Health Authority; North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust ex parte Pow, Geall and Ridd Admn 4-Aug-1997
The health authority had taken their decision on the future of a hospital without consultation and sought to rely on regulation 18(3), arguing that the ‘decision ha[d] to be taken without allowing time for consultation.’
Held: That argument . .

Cited by:

CitedCowl and others v Plymouth City Council Admn 14-Sep-2001
The applicants were residents of a nursing home run by the respondents, and sought judicial review of the decision to close it. Before making the decision, the council consulted the residents and concluded that none had been offered a ‘home for . .
Appeal fromRegina v North and East Devon Health Authority ex parte Coughlan and Secretary of State for Health Intervenor and Royal College of Nursing Intervenor CA 16-Jul-1999
Consultation to be Early and Real Listening
The claimant was severely disabled as a result of a road traffic accident. She and others were placed in an NHS home for long term disabled people and assured that this would be their home for life. Then the health authority decided that they were . .
CitedRashid, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department CA 16-Jun-2005
The Home Secretary appealed against a grant of a judicial review to the respondent who had applied for asylum. The court had found that two other asylum applicants had been granted leave to remain on similar facts and on the appellants, and that it . .
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Updated: 06 August 2022; Ref: scu.139256