NHS breast screening invite sent to newsreader’s dead spouse

Colin Brazier Image copyright Sky Information Image caption Colin Brazier’s wife of twenty years, Jo, died from breast most cancers

A TV news reader has been sent a letter inviting his spouse to a breast cancer screening weeks after she died from the disease.

Sky News’ Colin Brazier shared an image on Twitter of the letter from Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

His spouse of 20 years Jo died from breast most cancers aged 55 on 6 July. Brazier said the letter used to be a “minor irritation” but “wishes noting”.

Hampshire Hospitals has apologised and stated it could look at the incident.

Mrs Brazier was invited to wait a screening via the North and Mid Hants Breast Screening Unit on 14 September.

There had been identical instances of bereaved companions receiving letters approximately their spouses.

In July PayPal wrote to a lady who died of most cancers announcing her loss of life breached its regulations, and it could take legal action as a result.

Lindsay Durdle died elderly 37 of most cancers, but her husband Howard opened a letter addressed to his spouse, which claimed she owed the company £3,TWO HUNDRED and she or he was in breach of a situation stipulated by the web payments gadget “as we’ve realize that you just are deceased”.

The company said it would look at the case, apologised, and wrote off the debt.

In March 2017 a grieving son opened a letter to his mother from South Gloucestershire Council, announcing she used to be no longer eligible for a council tax relief since the “customer gave up the ghost”.

The council apologised for inflicting the grieving party upset.

After his spouse died, father-of-six Brazier requested mourners not to put on brilliant colors at her funeral.

Writing within the Spectator, he said he was once “sick relaxed” with a few of the fashionable conventions surrounding funerals.

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