Had A Private Medical Consulation? That’s A Banning For You!

A taste of things to come

A WOMAN has been denied an operation on the NHS after paying for a private consultation to deal with her severe back pain.

Jenny Whitehead, a breast cancer survivor, paid £250 for an appointment with the orthopaedic surgeon after being told she would have to wait five months to see him on the NHS. He told her he would add her to his NHS waiting list for surgery.

She was barred from the list, however, and sent back to her GP. She must now find at least £10,000 for private surgery, or wait until the autumn for the NHS operation to remove a cyst on her spine.

“When I paid £250 to see the specialist privately I had no idea I would be sacrificing my right to surgery on the NHS. I feel victimised,” she said.

This is the kind of bureaucratic chicanery we can expect if the Democrat plans to implement single payer come to fruition. Ms. Whitehead has been paying money into the system, yet, would have had to wait 5 months to see the doctor, even though she was having back pain now. Intense back pain. How long would it take to schedule that visit here in the United States? A week at the most? And now she has to wait till the fall for surgery? Again, here in the USA, she would probably have it by the end of the week, two weeks, tops.

Bradford and Airedale NHS trust said it was looking into the case “as a matter of urgency” but added: “Anyone who chooses to pay for a private outpatient consultation cannot receive NHS treatment unless they are then referred on to an NHS pathway by their consultant.”

Bureaucracy over patient care.

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3 Responses to “Had A Private Medical Consulation? That’s A Banning For You!”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Teach you seem to have a very low opinion of what America can do. I think that we can do better than the UK You apparently do not. Are you also in favor of repealing Medicare ?

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  3. gitarcarver says:

    Teach you seem to have a very low opinion of what America can do.

    We already have a better system than the UK. It is those like you who wish to drag us down to the level of the UK system.

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