Attack victim denied surgery

A young mother who was beaten by her ex-boyfriend has been refused NHS funding for surgery

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A young mother from York who was beaten up so badly by her ex-boyfriend that she still has problems breathing has been refused NHS funding to fix the problems with her nose.

Rebecca Beattie's former partner was sent to prison for the attack, but now she says without corrective surgery she's struggling to rebuild her life. You may find some of the pictures in James Webster's report distressing.

Attack victim denied surgery

Rebecca Beattie after the attack Credit: family photo

A young mother from York, left badly beaten and with a broken nose by her ex-boyfriend, has been refused NHS funding for surgery. Rebecca Beattie, who is 25, sufferend horrific injuries when she was assaulted at her home last year.

Her attacker was jailed for 16 months and Rebecca was left with physical and mental scars. She says the attack has left her unable to breathe properly through her nose. But she's now been turned down for surgery on her nose and told it was considered cosmetic.

Rebecca as she is now Credit: Calendar new

Rebecca and her family are now trying to raise the £5,500 for private treatment. And her plight is being taken up by the York Central MP Hugh Bayley who says it illustrates how York patients face missing out on treatment because of unequal funding allocations and NHS cash shortfalls.


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