Girl gets boobs on NHS causing bit of furore

Girl gets boobs on NHS causing bit of furore

66 posts
28 March 2013
Sacredo
Photographer
Sacredo
Is this an exercise in modern day self promotion? Who broke the story? ... It has a touch of genius ...

"Jodie Cunningham thanks taxpayer" ! Surely calculated to get on the front page ... and conveniently for Ms Cunningham, the NHS will be reluctant to comment on the story (probably aren't allow to publish details relating to an individuals treatment), so the tabloids will keep the story alive as they try to get a politician or hospital administrator to fall on their sword ...

Inundated with modelling offers ... On the TV ... enjoying her 5 minutes ...

Posted 29 March 2013
mph
Photographer
mph
Ken_Smith
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2299233/Model-Josie-Cunninghams-4-800-breast-op--foot-Outrage-NHS-provides-36DD-implants.html
Funnily enough seems a pretty reasonable report!
Posted 29 March 2013
OldMaster
Photographer
OldMaster
How many times have we been here..trial by media, trial by PS members..and I'll bet this was reported in the tabloid trash papers that deserve the readerships they get.

I doubt any of us are in a position to judge this. The NHS are there to diagnose and treat people and offer them a considered solution. Who on here is as qualified as the consultants who will have discussed this as a team and made a decision.I don't doubt they will have already taken into account the cost to the NHS long term of not taking any action..but tabloids aren't interested in "long term" but only the ill informed gossip reactions they can get today.

Its the same argument for obese people...fat gits, their fault..why should the NHS take the burden? Because that is what they are there to do. Peoples' physical and mental conditions are closely linked and it is not for others to judge based on the sensationalism of tabloid journalism.

But knee jerk, believing the tabloid trash and being judgemental seems very much in vogue these days...



Posted 29 March 2013
Scottmorgan
Photographer
Scottmorgan
What is more upsetting with this story is how much hatred this has stirred up, some of the comments people have written on Facebook etc is shocking and just shows how vile human-beings can be.

Posted 29 March 2013
maxina
Model
maxina
IainT
So let me get this right. This girl asked the NHS to give her implants and they agreed, now the girl is getting a hard time? Why? she asked, she got. Its only a drop in the ocean in relation to the amount the NHS wastes every day. Its their fault, not hers. Fair play to her and if it makes her happy at least its less of a waste than a lot of the nonsense the NHS waste my money on. She has as much chance of being a successful model as I have, but if she comes on here at least she will be in the company of many similarly delusional people.
I agree with Iain totally , i had a look on some of the sites where she was being slated and trolled and some of the comments were really horrible and vile, if these people who had put in so much effort to moan and make horrible comments had all chipped in a quid for the cause to help the little girl with cancer who was refused treatment by the NHS then they could have turned a bad situation into a positive one, just seems like a witch hunt.
Posted 29 March 2013
magpie1
Photographer
magpie1
Standard junk journalism, concoct marginally fact based interpretation, appealing to lowest prejudices and trial by mob. These same 'journalists' are screaming about freedom of the press and squirming over the Levinson report.
Rather like wife beaters who promise they'll never do it again, 'til the next time she deserves it.

Posted 29 March 2013
Edited by magpie1 29 March 2013
RedChecker
Photographer
RedChecker
On one hand you have to be angry at the NHS for allowing crap like this. When people are refused things like cancer treatment or have to wait months for hip replacements it is rather sickening to know some silly girl has been given an expensive boob job just beacause she asked. It's even more annoying when you consider how public services are being cut back in the light of the economy (a local community hospital I was at a few years ago is facing closure for example) and yet things like this still get financial priority.

On the other hand it's hard not to be angry at her selfishness for having the gall to ask for something so petty (knowing full well she get it without her having to pay a penny) and milking the system. The problem is with cosmetic surgery it always has been available to everyone as long as they convince their doctor they're depressed without it.
Posted 29 March 2013
Edited by RedChecker 29 March 2013
I'd love to hear the other side to this - a panel of clinicians decided that this was a good idea and due to patient privacy we will never know how they got to the decision that they did.

Posted 29 March 2013
mph
Photographer
mph
Whether one agrees with it or not I don't think it's that complicated. She had a medical condition that means she did not develop breast tissue and this had an impact on her psychological well being so they operated. The fact she is a "model" makes for good tabloid fodder. Had she been a typist little would have been said. There has probably been some self promotion involved too.

Posted 29 March 2013
A bit about me:

I have spent 15 years trying to get treatment for damaged kidneys, i suffer constant infections (often becoming septic) and kidney stones - nothing has been done

I am at high risk of a rare and aggressive form of arthritis, im 24 and my joins are already so swollen in losing use - cant get a specialist (this condition was a major contribution to paralysing my mother)

I have depression about my body due to a hormone imbalance caused by a tumor on the petuatory gland (similar to polysistic overies) which has a lot of physical manifestations that can also cause pain - nothing has been done

I turned down plastic surgery on the NHS to correct scarring from a dog attack at 15 years old because i saw it as completely unnecessary to my actual health

and i have it easy compared to some and i well aware of that (most of my family are heavily sick or disabled)

what people are mad about is that this was UNNECESSARY surgery while people that need help still suffer with life damaging and even life threatening illnesses, this has nothing to do with cancer children who want experimental surgery not approved in this country or if you ask you should get - people are mad because its a blatant misuse of money designated for actual health problems and the fact they have the audacity to brag about it like its acceptable is beyond low

Posted 29 March 2013
Do the DM have no idea about bra sizes? If she'd have had surgery to change her from a 32A to a 36DD she'd also have to get about 4" fatter around the back to take the 36" band size.
The number relates to the size of the back/underbust measurement, not the size around the boobs. Duh.
Posted 29 March 2013
jes
Model
jes
RattusRock

A bit about me: I have spent 15 years trying to get treatment for damaged kidneys, i suffer constant infections (often becoming septic) and kidney stones - nothing has been done I am at high risk of a rare and aggressive form of arthritis, im 24 and my joins are already so swollen in losing use - cant get a specialist (this condition was a major contribution to paralysing my mother) I have depression about my body due to a hormone imbalance caused by a tumor on the petuatory gland (similar to polysistic overies) which has a lot of physical manifestations that can also cause pain - nothing has been done I turned down plastic surgery on the NHS to correct scarring from a dog attack at 15 years old because i saw it as completely unnecessary to my actual health and i have it easy compared to some and i well aware of that (most of my family are heavily sick or disabled) what people are mad about is that this was UNNECESSARY surgery while people that need help still suffer with life damaging and even life threatening illnesses, this has nothing to do with cancer children who want experimental surgery not approved in this country or if you ask you should get - people are mad because its a blatant misuse of money designated for actual health problems and the fact they have the audacity to brag about it like its acceptable is beyond low


That's because you're a "Thinking" person and not an air head trying to be like Jordan!

Posted 30 March 2013
Ken_Smith
Photographer
Ken_Smith
Violet_Ecstasy

Do the DM have no idea about bra sizes? If she'd have had surgery to change her from a 32A to a 36DD she'd also have to get about 4" fatter around the back to take the 36" band size.
The number relates to the size of the back/underbust measurement, not the size around the boobs. Duh.


The DM said was that she was "previously a 32A".

She probably was, when she was aged 12...  

Posted 30 March 2013
I mean I do want breast implants, but thats not for modeling or to become 'famous', I want it for myself. and I have been working my arse off and working extra just to save up for the treatment. If I went to the NHS and they offered it to me for free, I would turn it down because it wouldn't be fair to anyone else who is struggling to save up money to pay for it. I think its a Disgrace!!! work for what you want!!

Posted 30 March 2013
IainT
So let me get this right. This girl asked the NHS to give her implants and they agreed, now the girl is getting a hard time? Why? she asked, she got. Its only a drop in the ocean in relation to the amount the NHS wastes every day. Its their fault, not hers. Fair play to her and if it makes her happy at least its less of a waste than a lot of the nonsense the NHS waste my money on. She has as much chance of being a successful model as I have, but if she comes on here at least she will be in the company of many similarly delusional people.
Whole heatedly agree
Posted 31 March 2013
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