Live updates

Holiday hospital horror

It's a true holiday horror story : Stranded on life support in a foreign hospital with medical bills rising by thousands of pounds every day. Gareth Harnett from Ramsgate in Kent is one of the increasing number of

business and holiday makers putting themselves at risk by travelling without the proper travel insurance. Shocking new figures from the travel group ABTA suggest that millions of us are failing to get the proper cover.

We will hear from them in a moment but first Sarah Saunders reports on the friends and family desperately trying to get Gareth home.

Advertisement

Today's top stories