Reference 2019-209

REF:            2019-209

Subject:        Migrant upfront charging

 

Request:

Can you please provide me with the following information from October 2017 to the most recently available data:

 

  1. The number of migrant patients under the age of 18 whose parents/guardians were charged upfront for treatment after the children were deemed ineligible for free healthcare. Please could you give the nature of the health problems? (e.g. cancer, arrhythmia etc.)
  2. The amount charged in each case.
  3. Which children in 1 did not proceed with the intended treatment after their parents were asked to pay?
  4. The number of children in 2 whose parents did not have the means to pay the charges.

 

 

Response:

The number of migrant patients under the age of 18 whose parents/guardians were charged upfront for treatment after the children were deemed ineligible for free healthcare. Please could you give the nature of the health problems 2 patients,health problems not recorded on finance system
The amount charged in each case First patient charged £782

Second patient charged £3,756.63

Which children in 1 did not proceed with the intended treatment after their parents were asked to pay None
The number of children in 2 whose parents did not have the means to pay the charges The first patient’s invoice remains unpaid