A HEART patient faced with a year-long wait for an NHS op or paying. 500 to go private flew to India instead – and saved. 000.
Mike Cooke, 59, paid. 300 to fly to Bombay with his wife and have surgery there. Dad-of-two Mike, 59, of Diptford, Devon, said yesterday: “I feel great. We had a luxurious suite with room and laundry service. It was like a fave-star hotel.”
Mike booked the Op after surfing the internet. An NHS spokesman said: “Capacity within the NHS is increasing.”