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Veronica Bailey

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£1,023raised of £31,339 target by 32 supporters

Weʼre raising £31,339 to Help Ana Maria pay her NHS bills

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After nearly 3 months of battle to get a tourist visa from Venezuela, my mother arrived in the UK on the 10th April. The plan: a 24-day holiday in the UK, especially to spend time with her granddaughters who she hadn’t seen for nearly two years!
Half way through her stay, she suffered a stroke! She was quickly intervened and doctors performed a thrombectomy and removed most of the blood clot in the left side of her brain, which I believe was key not only to save her life but to help the amazing recovery she has had. She received this treatment at the Royal London Hospital and was transferred only 4 days later to the stroke rehab unit at Homerton Hospital. Ready to be discharged from Homerton Hospital after 5 days, doctors detected at the last minute she had a pulmonary embolism. In the end, she left Homerton on the 7th May.
These treatments do come at a price and, as per recent UK government rules, NHS hospitals have to charge overseas patients at 150% of the tariff to UK/EU patients.
We are extremely lucky she had the stroke here where she received outstanding care, instead of in Venezuela where the outcome would have been completely different if not fatal. Yet, my mother has two astronomic NHS bills to pay. As a non-UK resident, she is not entitled to the care she received, yet nobody asked her for a credit card or insurance before caring for her.
Although most overseas visitors in her position would not pay the bill, as it is financially impossible, we would like to do everything we can to pay them because we will be forever grateful for the fantastic care my mother has received by two NHS hospitals and their wonderfully caring staff, and also because not paying would mean never be allowed back in the UK and refused a settlement application if we were ever to request it.
It is extremely difficult for us as a family to ask friends and family to for this financial help, but considering the circumstances we are appealing to your kind heart to support this cause.

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  • Veronica Bailey10 days ago
    Veronica Bailey

    Veronica Bailey

    10 days ago

    We have just received a VERY GENEROUS donation outside this page, hence the change in target amount! A BIG THANK YOU to the angels out there who contributed so generously!!!!

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  • Veronica Bailey11 days ago
    Veronica Bailey

    Veronica Bailey

    11 days ago

    Thank you all so much for all your kind and generous donations! Please do feel free to share with friends, colleagues, relatives, etc., so that we can get closer to the target. Thanks a lot!

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Page last updated on: 6/19/2019 09.58



  • Daniel Rolfe

    Daniel Rolfe

    Jun 19, 2019

    Good luck with the fundraising. All the best, Dan


  • Sigi


    Jun 18, 2019

    Espero q logre conseguir la meta! Un abrazo x

  • Anonymous


    Jun 18, 2019

  • Karina


    Jun 18, 2019

    Mucha suerte y estoy segura que vas a conseguir recaudar todo el dinero.

  • Katherine C.

    Katherine C.

    Jun 18, 2019

  • Ana Rodriguez

    Ana Rodriguez

    Jun 17, 2019

    Con solidaridad. Hoy por ti, mañana por mi. Que tu mamá siga recuperándose. xx


  • Sara


    Jun 17, 2019

    God bless you and your family


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