See how it easy it is for supporters of big government to use other people’s money? Thanks to Vlad for the heads up on the story, who asks: “How many brits died because the bed was in use?” KGS
Illegal immigrant lived in hospital for more than a year despite being well because red tape prevented doctors discharging him
- Doctors had to wait for UK Border Agency to fix deportation date
- Case involving Pakistani international has cost taxpayers £100,000
By ANDY DOLAN
Last updated at 1:58 AM on 16th September 2011
An illegal immigrant who had no entitlement to NHS care has spent 13 months blocking a hospital bed – at a cost to taxpayers of £100,000. The Pakistani national should have left the country when his visa expired four years ago. He became an ‘overstayer’ and was still in Britain when he suffered a heart attack last summer.