And socialized medicine. This is socialism in all its hideous glory folks. People, other than the political elites, are just numbers often not worth saving or caring for. Even worse, this poor child is a prisoner within the country and hospital. Soulless, evil bureaucrats what him to die. The cannot let him leave even though it costs them NOTHING because if he was somehow miraculously cured in Italy, the British people would see what a sham and a disgrace their medical system and country have become, and would begin voting with their feet. Evil government hacks would rather have blood on their hands then lose face. This IS socialized medicine folks. Do not ever allow it here.