The father of a 21-year-old man being treated at a care centre says he has been told his son is to be transferred to another facility to save money.
Michael Spence, who lives in Stamford, says his son Adam is to be moved, against the family’s wishes, from Eaglewood Neurological Care Centre, in Bretton, Peterborough, to an alternative facility, perhaps as far from home as Holbeach, in the coming weeks.
He says he has been told the reason for the move is to save money.
Mr Spence fears a transfer would slow or even halt his son’s recovery and is concerned the distance it would put between Adam and the family.
He branded a move as “ridiculous”.
He said: “It shouldn’t come down to money. It should come down to a person’s care. He is only 21. He has got his whole life ahead of him.”
It is a move which has also drawn concern from operators of the Bretton Care Centre PJ Care.
In a letter seen to the NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, the body responsible for Adam’s care, PJ Care director Jan Flawn says moving Adam would “set him back emotionally and physically”.
Adam, a former Casterton Business and Enterprise College pupil has been at the care centre in Bretton for a little over 12 months after collapsing in May of last year and then spending three months in a coma followed by time being treated at Peterborough City Hospital.
When he arrived at Eaglewood, Adam was unable to lift his head off his pillow, but now he is able to run outdoors with the support of physiotherapists.
Mr Spence described the progress his son has made as “phenomenal” and said the staff were “fantastic”.
He said all the family and Adam’s fiancee Miya Barford travel from Stamford to see him regularly.
Chief officer of the clinical commissioning group Gary Thompson said: “The NHS works closely with the patient, their families and health care providers to agree a package of care for the individuals who are entitled to this funding.
“Due to patient confidentiality, we are unable to comment on individual cases. However, we are fully investigating any concerns raised about future funding of Mr Spence’s care.”
A spokesman for PJ Care said it would prefer not to comment on the specifics of a patient’s care due to confidentiality.