Meds for the dead

NHS doesn’t take no for an answer; they want you, dead or alive:

Andrew Wild, 44, received more than 20 reminders asking his father Peter to attend kidney clinics at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire – despite repeatedly telling them he had died in 2007 – so he took the urn to one of his own appointments.

He said: ‘The consultant asked how I was feeling. I said I was OK, then produced dad’s ashes and asked, “But what can you do for him?” 

‘He was gobsmacked. I know it was morbid but I couldn’t think of what else to do.’

The hospital has apologised.

Ah, but are they still calling for appointments? Do they think he’s a parrot?


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