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Pensioner dies after NHS battle

20th April 2007

Ron Roberts, who battled the NHS to receive treatment to save his sight, has died in hospital after catching an infection.

His primary care trust refused to fund treatment for Mr Roberts and his wife, who were both suffering from macular degeneration. He chose to go blind, as the couple could only afford to pay for one course of treatment privately. After a campaign, the trust said it would pay for Mrs Roberts' treatment and assess Mr Roberts. He died awaiting assessment at Bath Royal United hospital, after contracting the Clostridium difficile bug and a chest infection.


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Article Information

Title: Pensioner dies after NHS battle
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 2608
Date Added: 20th Apr 2007


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