A soldier whose legs were blown off in Afghanistan will no longer get treatment in England – because he’s Scottish.
Callum Brown, 28, endures horrific pain every day from the injuries he suffered in a bomb blast six years ago.
But the former soldier has been left stunned after medics at a hospital for military casualties told him he could no longer go there because he doesn’t live in England.
He even fears the decision could cost him his life because he will no longer have access to t
he specialist treatment available at the hospital.
“This is the ultimate slap in the face. I am still in shock and can barely get my head around it.”
Former lance corporal Callum, from Ayr, has been under the care of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
The hospital, where he was treated when he was first airlifted home, has dedicated and specialised facilities for military casualties.
“He said it was because the English NHS would no longer foot the bill for me there since I wasn’t from England.
“I couldn’t understand it. Last time I checked, I fought for the British Army.
“It is absolutely disgusting. This is a massive injustice.
“Even the member of staff who warned me that this was happening said the papers would have a field day when they found out about this.