My comment below was made on another article a week or so ago, about an American tourist who was very impressed when using the facilities of A+E in London when her son had a minor injury.. It appears out of context here and I cannot understand why it is here and indeed how it got there because I did not post it.. !? That said the above information is very useful for those of us who campaign to save our NHS..
The point is her son would have been cared for in whatever hospital he went to in the UK, even here in sleepy Cumbria where believe it or not we also have well qualified and dedicated NHS staff,possibly the only difference being a longer wait in some that is all , He would not be turned away because of lack of immediate payment as I do believe happens in other countries, where you are required to show your credit card first. Please support our NHS and staff because if we don’t we will lose the greatest social achievement of our country!