Surgery bans elderly patient over her carbon footprint

This is what happens when a government holds to theories that are not scientifically proven.  Since the UK health system is run by the government, these other false beliefs are infiltrating other parts of society.  Perhaps this silly reason was offered up as a form of health care rationing, so it would not be labeled as such.  Two miles round trip to get care?  That is nothing! I travel 14 miles round trip just to go to work. I know people who travel much further to get quality medical care:  across town, in another state, or occasionally out of country.  These people are MediBid patients, getting affordable medical care in a timely fashion without the hassle of insurance regulating your health care choices each step of the way.

Surgery bans elderly patient over her carbon footprint

By Daily Telegraph Reporter    11:48PM BST 03 Apr 2012

An elderly woman was ordered to find a new GP because the “carbon footprint”   of her two-mile round trips to the surgery where she had been treated for 30   years was too large.

Avril Mulcahy, 83, was told to address the “green travelling issues” over her   journeys from her home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, to the West Road Surgery.   The surgery wrote to Mrs Mulcahy, telling her to register with a new GP   within 28 days.

The letter said: “Our greatest concern is for your health and convenience but   also taking into consideration green travelling issues. Re: Carbon   footprints and winter weather conditions, we feel it would be advisable for   patients to register at surgeries nearer to where they live.

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