NHS postcode lottery cruelly denies WW2 veteran £80-a-month diabetes monitor

A BRAVE veteran wounded in one of the Second World War's most brutal battles is being denied a cheap medical kit which could transform his life because of a postcode lottery. The FreeStyle Libre diabetes monitor is used by Theresa May, who praised its use by the NHS in the Commons this week.

Stuart Worthington, 94, nearly lost his leg at the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy in 1944 when shelled by a German tank while stuart Worthington yesterday serving with the Royal Hampshires.

Mr Worthington said last night: "I fought and nearly died for my country but it seems I'm not worth £80 a month."

Yesterday his daughter Maxine said: "This machine could help extend his life, by spotting problems easily, quickly and painlessly."

Mr Worthington - who only...
source: Express

2018-10-19 15:44
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