Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
The letter was signed, even if electronic?
It confirms that meals are included etc?
Did you pay the £2400 please?
Didn`t pay, the letter just had the authors name
Ok - then do not worry
If you have the letter and even if they try and pursue the debt, it is clear that they have sent a letter saying you will not be charged anything
Even if it went to Court, it would be a small claim so you would not need a Solicitor and they would have to explain to a Judge why when they said there would be no cost they are trying to charge £2,400
Was it a breach of contract
Do not worry - you have the letter as protection
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Well not really because the contract is between the hospital and the NHS
Can I clarify anything else for you about this?
I thought that Nuffield made me a written offer, which I accepted, is that not a contract, which they
No, because you also need to make an offer of consideration
Ie you go and buy a mars bar
The owner gives up the mars bar, you give up say 50p
Here, you don't give up anything
Therefore this is not a contract between you and the hospital
But don't worry about technicalities
If they said you were not going to be charged, then you can't
Does this help?
They said it would all be paid by the NHS except surgeons fee
Ok - then you do not need to worry, you have the letter
I`ve been deprived of an urgent operation
Ok - then they may be negligent.
You may have a claim in that case but under a slightly different term
But you may well have a claim
If you can show that you have suffered loss and damage as a result then you can sue for personal injury
OK I will see a local solicitor