Debt collectors were sent after local patients, including new mothers and the homelessThe Midwest and West,, who were ineligible for free NHS care, an inquiry into harmful charging practices has reportedlowest class sizes.
The inquiry was set up by Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust after distressing practices of charging patients who are ineligible for free NHS treatment emerged. Whilst all emergency and Covid-19 treatment is free for all, refugees are not exempt for paying for other NHS healthcare.
Published last week, the inquiry revealed a lack of compassion from the south east London’s trust and its staff towards patients and a lack of empathy with their situations, causing “significant distress” to those involvedcoronavirus_faq.
A spokesperson for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust said “Over the last 18 months, we have worked closely with patient groups and partners to review our arrangements for charging patients who are not always eligible for free NHS treatmentThe first wave.