Crash Victim Refused Operation

A man whose had more than twenty operations after a horrific car crash says he's shocked and disappointed to be told the NHS won't pay for his final procedure, which would help him to walk unaided.

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Operation needed by car crash victim 'not commissioned'

A man from Staffordshire who almost lost his life in a car crash has been told he will not receive the operation he needs to help him walk again because it is 'not yet currently routinely commissioned for the patients of South Staffordshire'.

South Staffordshire PCT issued the following statement:

This treatment is not currently routinely commissioned for the patients of South Staffordshire. However other treatments are commissioned.

– South Staffordshire PCT spokesperson

Car crash victim calls on NHS to fund operation that could "give him his life back"

The wreckage Credit: Duncan Buckley

A man whose had more than twenty operations after a car crash says he's shocked and disappointed to be told the NHS won't pay for his final procedure, which would help him to walk unaided.

Duncan Bunkley was given a 5% chance of survival after a head-on car crash near Shifnal, Shropshire. He's currently recovering well but says the operation he needs would change his life.

However, NHS bosses have said his case is not exceptional.

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