Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kirby Cane, Suffolk
My Motorhome: Hymer T625
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Ernest, I'm going to contradict your post. When I had my big op in 2012 Norwich & Norfolk Uni Hospital had a rottweiler whose job it was to allow no foreign patient to escape without paying. I had been in UK since 2004 but that year I had delayed my return for 5 weeks longer than the allowed 182 days so I could bring my grand daughter with me to visit her Dad. Short of putting a gun to my head she forced me to hand over my passport and credit card and even though my travel insurance had agreed to pay she tried to bill my credit card with £2k plus. Thankfully that was way over my SA credit limit. The travel insurance did pay them. And my NHS privileges were restored. Too sick to care or defend myself. Perhaps I just looked like 'low hanging fruit'. It happens every day in SA if you're white.
"When I was 17 the boys used to call me "Coke-bottle-legs". Fifty years later, they are still like Coke bottles. Sadly, the 2 litre version!"