Thursday, 7 January 2016

Afghanistan war veteran has to remortgage home to fund limb surgery

War hero Clive Smith, who lost both legs below the knee in a bomb blast, is having to spend £90,000 to go to Australia for pioneering artificial limb surgery. A soldier blown up by an explosive device in Afghanistan has been forced to remortgage his home to pay for pioneering artificial limb surgery in Australia.
War hero Clive Smith is spending £90,000 flying 10,000 miles to Sydney for a operation which he hopes will transform his life.
He said he has been left with no choice because the NHS and the Ministry of Defence have betrayed him, despite pledges that injured veterans would get the best possible care.
Sapper Smith, who stepped on a landmine in Helmand Province in 2010, has been in a wheelchair for 12 months, waiting for new prosthetic limbs.Read more HERE    

(RG) A land fit for Heroes? Absolutely not.