"British Citizen stuck in hospital abroad"
About: East Surrey Hospital / Neurology East Surrey Hospital Neurology RH1 5RH Royal Hospital For Neuro-disability Royal Hospital For Neuro-disability London SW15 3SW Surrey PCT Surrey PCT Chertsey KT22 9AE
Posted by lillybear (as ),
My friend is a British citizen living abroad. He suffered a stroke and has been given agreed PCT funding to go to RHN Putney. However nobody in Surrey PCT is taking responsibility for the request from RHN to admit him to East Surrey Hospital for short term stay to ensure he has not recently suffered an acute infection and is stable after transfer. Then he needs to be transferred, where he has been accepted and given PCT funding for assessment at RHN Putney.
My friend is being blocked by Surrey PCT to enter the country as they are not willing to give a bed in an NHS hospital to an English citizen (whom I may add has paid tax and national insurance). There will be no outlay for transfer to England as this will be paid for by the family. I am disgusted by the appalling treatment my friend is receiving.