Thursday, 26 June 2008

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused."

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused." That was what West Middlesex University Hospital said after it refused treatment to an ex-Gurkha soldier and holder of the Victoria Cross (from 1944). Andy Finlay, the hospital's "income generation manager", apparently demanded to see Mr Pun's passport and said his visa showed he had indefinite leave to enter Britain, not indefinite leave to remain and was thus ineligible for NHS treatment. He allegedly then threatened Mr Pun, who does not speak English and had a friend acting as interpreter, with a bill for past treatment. Mr Pun's lawyer said: "(Mr Finlay) then made the serious allegation that Mr Pun had "misled" the hospital previously in relation to his immigration status...Mr Finlay told Mr Pun he would have to pay back the NHS. He was shocked and extremely upset."

Tul Bahadur Pun has now returned all of his medals to 10 Downing Street. Presumably Gordon "Courage" Brown hid under his desk until the nasty man had gone away.


Darth Bacon said...

Oh, for fuck's sake, that's shameful!

My mother emigrated as a young woman from England in 1962 to the US, and while she survived the bombing of Nottingham in a shelter in her yard, she's gone dotty, and become a total moonbat. Her elders swept incendiaries from the rooftops with brooms and dustbin lids, while others refused to stand for God Save The Queen, and bitched that good old Neville was getting an unfair shake.

What the hell is happening over there?

I just don't get it.

Fidothedog said...

Roll on the day when the next government can start sacking the Andy Finlay's of this world and spend the money on doctors, or am I forgetting that the NHS is now run for the benefit of assorted bean counters.

Not a sheep said...

I have had a comment from "anonymous" that makes some allegations that seem not to relate to my original post. If "anonymous" can repost a more relevant comment then I may put it up here.

Andy said...

Have a look at Fido the dogs blog and you will find that even he has the balls to print the truth.

Andy Finlay