A woman dying of cancer was denied free National Health Service treatment in her final months because she had paid privately for a drug to try to prolong her life.
Linda O’Boyle was told that as she had paid for private treatment she was banned from free NHS care.
She is believed to have been the first patient to die after fighting for the right to top up NHS treatment with a privately purchased cancer medicine that the health service refused to provide.
Our Glorious NHS, the Wonder of the World it is.
Far better that you should die rather than treatment should be unequal.
Truly, the equality of the grave.