LETTER: The elderly should also use '˜health MOTs'

There is no such illness as '˜old age'.

Friday, 28th July 2017, 12:55 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:56 pm

Because of the diagnosis and therefore no treatment of people, after decades of neglect they are then seen in the A&E departments in the UK with irreversible medical conditions.

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These become serious problems for the social care sector, and are also a burden on the benefits system.
Other countries give ‘health MOTs’ after 55 years of age and we should follow suit.

Mary Marsden

High Street, Old Whittington