Overseas patients have cost the NHS £160million in five years after failing to pay for hospital treatment.

An investigation by the Sunday People found hospital trusts in England are chasing £106million of debt owed by patients not entitled to free NHS care.

A further £54million has been written off.

Reported by The Daily Mirror. You can read the full story here. 

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