'RIDICULOUS' health chiefs have been accused of playing 'postcode lottery' after refusing a youngster's potentially life-saving treatment.
As already reported in the Advertiser, Warwickshire Primary Care Trust has turned down a £7,500 application for an epilepsy-treating device for 13-year-old John Love, of Smeaton Lane, Stretton-under Fosse.
The application for the Vagus Nerve StimuADVERTISEMENTlator - which could help alleviate John's severe drug-resistant condition - was deemed by the PCT as lacking 'cost-effectiveness'.
However, in a letter to the group, John's consultant, Dr. Sunny Phillip, said every single PCT in the West Midlands requesting the treatment for the past three years had been granted.
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He has described the 'unfortunate' decision as an example of a 'postcode lottery' - comments backed by John's mother, Eve Love.
She said: "I just cannot understand why they can refuse this. They are looking for excuses - but they don't have one. It's outrageous and absolutely ridiculous."
Harris High School pupil John - who also suffers from learning difficulties - was diagnosed when he was four.
He has potentially deadly seizures every day and his quality of life and independence is limited.
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