The Oldie

Wilfred’s foreign aid

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SIR: I am just three months older than Wifred De’ath and have a similar reliance on the NHS. In my case, I get excellent service from University College Hospital, which is also heavily staffed by foreign profession­als. After a prostate biopsy which involved an Irish nurse, a Spanish anaestheti­st, a Chinese surgeon and a Filipino recovery nurse, I enquired what Nigel Farage does when he has to come to hospital.

As an old feminist from the second wave in the 1960s, I would add the following. I am delighted to have been seen by female doctors in the following areas of specialism: cardiology, dermatolog­y, surgery, neurology, urology, radiology, haematolog­y and anaestheti­cs. Peter Riach, London WC1

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