Friday, September 9, 2011
Patient Joyce Juszczak loses her appeal for life-saving NHS treatment denied by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, here is an airtight legal solution
What would you do to save someone’s life if they were in trouble?
Would you help or stand idly by and let them die?
Joyce Juszczak, 65, from Gourock has serious problem, she needs a drug called eculizumab for a rare and deadly condition that destroys red blood cells and leaves victims at risk of kidney failure and potentially fatal blood clots.
Health managers of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) are denying her the drug.
It costs £250,000-a-year for the drug.
Dr Henry Hambley, former consultant haematologist at Inverclyde Royal Hospital, tried in vain on his last day before retirement to get Mrs Juszczak the drug for the stem-cell disorder.
He has continued to fight for the pensioner in his retirement.
As a person interested in politics, here is a solution to her problem which is legal.
She makes an application to the Cashback for Communities Fund which is supposed to help communities and it gets fast tracked.
Then if she gets the money, she gets a flat in England.
In a single stroke she can legally get the life saving drug she needs.
Mrs Juszczak, who suffers from paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) and she needs this drugs.
Having helped saved the Scottish taxpayer £1.7 billion by proposing the Scottish National Police force; I think my creativity can save her life.
If we give her £30K a year, she can be legally be resident in England for the purposes of receiving her life saving drug.
So, from £250,000, I can bring that down to £30k or less, a saving of £220,000.
And that’s why people come and see me, solutions to impossible problems.
It only took me a few minutes to work out a solution that is legal.
What would I do to save someone’s life I don’t know?
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University