Families left begging for help as Government squanders millions

David Blackburn is desperately trying to return his mum home to Foulridge. He is pictured with mum Doreen, dad Maurice and brother Michael.
David Blackburn is desperately trying to return his mum home to Foulridge. He is pictured with mum Doreen, dad Maurice and brother Michael.

Our front page story on Friday highlighted the upsetting case of former Burnley nurse Doreen Blackburn who is stranded thousands of miles from home after suffering a stroke.

Doreen spent the best years of her life caring for others and now deserves the support and care of her home country.

When successive governments waste tens of millions of pounds on computer systems that do not work etc. it just seems wrong that families such as Doreen’s have to literally beg to get enough money to fly their loved ones home.

Doreen’s insurance was used in her battle with cancer. Somehow it all does not seem fair.