NHS Trust Apologises Over Trauma Caused By Charging Overseas Patients.

10th July 2020

An NHS trust’s approach to charging “overseas” patients for healthcare may have scared people away from seeking treatment, with domestic violence survivors hit with bills for thousands of pounds and one patient ending up on the streets, a report has found.

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS trust (LGT) apologised for “any instances where patients were not treated with compassion, or in a manner consistent with the values of [the] trust”, and accepted all but one of the report’s 39 recommendations.