Woman’s vital cancer treatment delayed after she couldn’t pay £150,000 NHS bill

An elderly woman battling two different forms of cancer had vital NHS treatment delayed for months because she couldn’t afford the £150,000 upfront fee.

The unnamed patient came to the UK from Azerbaijan to visit her children in June 2018 – a year after the government rolled out the upfront charging regime as part of its ‘hostile environment’ towards immigrants.

Within months the woman discovered a lump in her right groin, later diagnosed as a nodal malignant melanoma,...
source: Metro

2019-12-08 00:14
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