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    Man 'banned' from using the NHS

    BBC News - Man 'banned' from using the NHS

    A homeless man who became an expert at faking illness so he could stay in hospital has been given a criminal Asbo.
    Counter-fraud experts say the fraud has cost the NHS tens of thousands of pounds.
    Christopher Dearlove, 41, used more than 70 aliases to trick NHS staff into admitting him to hospital.
    A judge at Bolton crown court has now banned Dearlove from using the NHS unless he is genuinely ill.
    He knew which symptoms to report - and how to be classed as highly infectious so he could get his own room.
    Dearlove targeted hospitals all over the UK in a deception which is thought to have begun 15 years ago.
    Staff in Glasgow, Cambridge, south London, Rochdale and Grimsby were among those he tricked, to get accommodation and food.
    Each time Dearlove was admitted to hospital, it cost an NHS trust between 400 and 1,000.
    He often claimed to be a haemophiliac with Aids, and would feign chest pain, night sweats and weight loss.
    But when blood tests and X-rays showed there was no cause for concern, staff began to realise he was a so-called "hospital hopper".
    Officers at the NHS and Counter Fraud and Security Management Service (NHS CFSMS) issued all hospitals with CCTV pictures of Dearlove and a description of his distinctive tattoos, to help catch him.
    The service's head, Richard Hampton, said: "The criminal Asbo is to prevent further unnecessary financial losses, and risks to the NHS and its patients."
    If Dearlove breaks the terms of his restrictions, he will be jailed for up to five years.
    "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
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    Shiiiiiit. We have that here all over. People report that they are suicidal and the cops give them a ride to the hospital. They are then given a bed, food, and drinks. Except here it's the hospital that takes the hit, not the government so the courts don't care.
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    It will be a brave casualty department that turns him away.

    As they board every one who complains of neck pain after the smallest of vehicle contacts(and we end up closing the road or several lanes for an hour so the squirters can take off the roo)f I somehow doubt they will refuse him treatment, just in case.
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    I think it's most likely that when it turns out he's not ill confirmed by tests etc they will have him nicked rather than just turfing him out.
    "all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" Edmund Burke.
    "the world is a dangerous place place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who do not do anything about it" Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standard Dave View Post
    I think it's most likely that when it turns out he's not ill confirmed by tests etc they will have him nicked rather than just turfing him out.



    Damn foreigners !! Why don't you learn to speak English ???
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    It's Ok I'm bilingual.

    "nicked" = arrested

    "Turfed out" = thrown out

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    It's Ok I'm bilingual
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango Zulu 22 View Post
    'Salright, I've got some cream I can flog you to sort that out.....
    It was the lingual that did it sarge. or was it lingus!
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    Down here in good ole South Florida.. If a homeless person, or should I say "residentially challenged" to be P/C, stubbs their toe and wishes to go the hospital then by ALL MEANS they get the trip to the hospital and a meal. In the long run, the county takes the hit with footing the bill...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    It's Ok I'm bilingual.

    "nicked" = arrested

    "Turfed out" = thrown out

    Y'all go about your bizness
    Looks like you're trilingual....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorwaycop View Post
    It's Ok I'm bilingual.

    "nicked" = arrested

    "Turfed out" = thrown out

    Y'all go about your bizness

    Thanks for the translation , pal.
    SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM

    "It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
    -Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"

    Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
    -General Omar Bradley, United States Army

    Renniger-Richards-Griswold-Owens

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    If they jail him for five years, he will have a place to stay!! A win for all!!
    Wiping the turds of humanity from the ass of society from 1600 to midnight.

 

 

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