A Calais hospital offering treatment to patients from Kent planned for 400 patients over 4 years.
SCHEME to send British patients to France to ease pressure on the NHS has flopped.
A Calais hospital offering treatment to people from Kent has seen two in the 18 months since the scheme was launched.
Centre Hospitalier de Calais installed English signs, changed its website to cater for Brits and trained staff in English medical terminology.
General Manager Martin Trelcat said: “We signed the agreement in January 2016 and planned to welcome around 100 patients in two years and within four years, 400 patients.
“Instead we saw one last year and one this year.
“We have done everything to welcome NHS patients with a high standard of care.
“Patients can be seen next week if they want to be.
“Appointments are based around patient availability. We are ready to take them now.”
The South Kent Coast Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) came to an agreement with the French hospital in an attempt to slash waiting times.