Foreigners (or more accurately non-residents) who visit this country get free emergency care but if they need further treatment many are supposed to pay.
Most however are either not charged or leave without paying.
My Uncle was on the board of Governors of The Royal London Hospital, in Whitechapel where the chief executives and matron would voluntarily discuss matters pertaining to the hospital services, where as today we have managers who get huge salaries and huge pensions.
Could this be why our National Health Service is crumbling?
Anita de Lacey
Park Road, Burgess Hill
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