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A registered Irish Uk citizen sex offender with 8 years expired of a 10 year licence, following 12 months in prison. First and only alleged offence 19 years previously. Misdiagnosed by Paramedic to have sciatica but within 24 hours emergency operation on progressive sliped disc which damaged nerves to the point of paralysis in his legs. Emergency operation to repair. Surgeon referred patient to Stoke Mandeville early October. Stoke Mandeville placed patient on waiting list expected to be for 3 weeks. 8 weeks later still no transfer from Colchester hospital. Now told that sex offender status procludes him from treatment. As a result Colchester wish to discharge patient unadapted home accommodation. Q. Is the patient protected by the Human Rights Act, Discrimination Act and the NHS Constitution to receive undiscriminated health care?
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He requires rehabilition because he is left with the use of only his right leg. His left leg has minor feeling in it but he cannot move it himself. The surgeon stated he needed specialist rehabilitation. A prognosis cannot be given as to whether he will be able to walk again. Stoke mandeville apparently have the expertise to check the extent of nerve damage and equipment to either mobilise him or teach him how to manage. Stoke mandeville aranged a pre-admission visit to him in his current hospital and a volunteer worker also visited him to tell him what treatment to expect. Since those visits he has been told he cannot be admitted because of his sex offender status.
He is on the notification register not on the sec offenders programme