‘This is the ultimate slap in the face’ – Daily Record


A soldier who lost his legs in Afghanistan will no longer get treatment in England – because he’s Scottish.

Callum Brown, 28, still endures horrific pain from injuries caused by a bomb blast six years ago.

But now the former soldier is to lose the treatment and medication he has relied on.

He said yesterday: “I am sitting here without my legs because I fought for this country.

“This is the ultimate slap in the face. I am still in shock and can barely get my head around it.”

Former lance corporal Callum, from Ayr, has been under the care of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

The hospital, where he was treated when he was first airlifted home, has dedicated and specialised facilities for military casualties.

But on his last visit, he and wife Laura were stunned to be told he could no longer go there because he doesn’t live in England.

Callum fears the decision could even cost him his life because he will no longer have access to the specialist treatment available at the hospital.

e’ Former soldier lost his legs in Afghanistan but English hospital will no longer treat him because he’s Scottish – Daily Record

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One thought on “‘This is the ultimate slap in the face’ – Daily Record

  1. Just what is occurring in the UK, surely treatment should be given irrespective of where someone lives in the UK. For do we not treat non-UK persons within UK hospitals if they are in the UK, so surely we should then treat all UK citizens no matter where they live.

    However, is this truly about residence or is it about finance, but even if it is surely this should not effect the treatment.

    For the finance should be claimed back from whatever region a person lives in, as should it be so when we treat non-UK citizens.

    So what is the problem with claiming back required monies from NHS Scotland?

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