Letter: Queen Mother's example for all

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The Independent Online
Sir: I believe that if the Queen Mother - to whom I sincerely wish a speedy recovery and many happy, mobile and pain-free years - is, very rightly at 95 years of age, entitled to a hip operation, then no health authority in this country has the right to refuse life-saving or pain-freeing treatment to anyone on the grounds of age, while still maintaining that it serves a National Health Service.

Yours faithfully,

Kyvelie Papas

London, W2

6 December