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Millionaire ‘campaigning for better NHS spinal care’

16th November 2009

A British millionaire whose son was told he would never walk again after a snowboarding accident has berated the NHS for providing what he believes are poor spinal care facilities.

Andy Stewart, a 58-year-old stockbroker, referred his son Paul to private healthcare providers after he fell 200 feet while snowboarding last year in France, the Telegraph reported.

However, after being told by an NHS trust that he would never walk again, the younger Mr Stewart went into private care in both the UK and US and can now walk using a stick.

As a result, his father is campaigning alongside charities for the NHS to improve its spinal care facilities and services.

He told the newspaper: “I cannot change the world or the NHS but I can focus on people learning from the best spinal research around the world.”

This news comes after an NHS paper last week proposed that from April 1st 2010 patients in the UK will have increased rights when it comes to their medical care and the current waiting times to see a consultant.

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