Londoner denied NHS cancer care: 'It's like I'm being left to die'

Londoner denied NHS cancer care: 'It's like I'm being left to die'
 

When Albert Thompson went for his first radiotherapy session for prostrate cancer in November he says he was surprised to be taken aside by a hospital administrator and told that unless he could produce a British passport he would be charged £54,000 for the treatment.
Thompson has lived in London for 44 years, having arrived from Jamaica as a teenager, and although he has worked as a mechanic and paid taxes for more than three decades, the Home Office is disputing his eligibility to remain.
Official suspicion about his immigration status led to him being evicted last summer, and he was... read more

 
10 March 2018 in World News, Views: 93
Source: Guardian
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