Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Health tourist leaves NHS with £500k bill as MP warns abuse of care by foreigners is widespread

Daily Mail
"A foreign patient who cost the NHS more than £500,000 in medical bills fled the UK without paying for the treatment, it was revealed yesterday. But the case is just ‘the tip of the iceberg’ according to a member of Commons Health Select Committee. Tory MP Chris Skidmore said: ‘This figure may seem high, but sadly this is widespread. One hospital trust alone is owed £8million from foreign nationals who haven’t paid their bills.’

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