A mother has been forced to take out a £10,000 loan to pay for a private hysterectomy – after being told she faced a two-year wait for the operation on the NHS.
Emma Jamieson, 29, suffered agonising pain as a result of endometriosis, in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus can become scarred.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Unable to bear the pain any longer, she urged her NHS consultant at James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough to give her the go-ahead for a hysterectomy.
But, to her horror, she was told she would have to wait 24 months due to the backlog caused by the Covid pandemic.
Unwilling to face such a long delay, she made the drastic decision to take out a £10,000 loan and used £3,000 donated by friends to pay to have the operation privately.
‘It’s sad, but I just wanted my misery to end,’