Campaigning journalism by the Coventry Telegraph has helped ensure that a 72-year-old woman and another OAP can have potentially life-saving operations.
The Telegraph reports:
The Telegraph tracked down new research showing experts believed the op – a Fenestrated Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair – was a viable alternative to open surgery.
Coventry MPs Geoffrey Robinson and Bob Ainsworth joined our campaign, calling on health secretary Andrew Lansley intervene personally to save their constituents.
The Telegraph’s intervention secured a swift u-turn from NHS bosses over carrying out the operations.