An internal North Bristol NHS Trust memo is headed “urgent attention” and is addressed to all outpatient receptionists, ward receptionists, secretaries and staff who book in outpatients and list patients for surgery.
It said: “Please DO NOT book Welsh patients/residents with follow- up outpatient appointments and/or new outpatient appointments. DO NOT list Welsh patients/residents for surgery at NBT. “It is regret (sic) that NBT find it necessary to take this action that relates to the difficulty associated with non-payment for treatment provided to Welsh residents. “It is for these reasons only that this action has to be put in place to safeguard NBT financial position.”
Please, please can we have our National Health Service back?