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A 72-YEAR-OLD woman who went to France for an urgent hip operation was today seeking a High Court ruling that the surgery should be paid for by the NHS. If she wins, the case could have major implications in the UK.

Yvonne Watts, of Bedford, was facing a 15-month wait on the NHS. Her lawyers say that under European law she was entitled to have treatment in any EU country if there was "undue delay" in being treated at home.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Apr 2, 2003
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