Why NHS England Shouldn’t Be Charging Migrants For Health Care | Black Ballad

From today, certain migrants will be charged upfront for NHS treatment.

A couple of years ago, I met a with a patient with end-stage organ damage, who was nearing the end of his life. A fellow medical student and I had perched ourselves in the corner of his cubicle, listening and learning about his illness. Like many patients, he welcomed the opportunity to share his stories with us, reminiscing about the joys and pains of his past. While he was speaking, a woman popped her head through the gap in the hospital curtain, sighed and then walked away. A few minutes later, she returned, this time with a senior nurse and asked us to leave so that she could speak to the patient.

As we stepped aside, the conversation I overhead made my stomach churn…

Read article here: Why NHS Egland Shouldn’t Be Charging Migrants For Health Care | Black Ballad


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