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Forced to pay thousands for our own surgery: Waiting lists were already interminable, and the pandemic has only made them worse. And if the pain is too much and you're uninsured, there's only one (painfully expensive) option

Forced to pay thousands for our own surgery: Waiting lists were already interminable, and the pandemic has only made them worse. And if the pain is too much and you're uninsured, there's only one (painfully expensive) option

Faced with a 12 to 18-month wait for a hip replacement on the NHS, housewife Barbara Price decided to do something she had never done before — she went private. After the 85-year-old’s left hip suddenly ‘went’ due to wear-and-tear arthritis in June last year, she was housebound and unable to get...

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