A report was released on 4th July 2014 by Age UK and the Royal College of Surgeons. It highlighted the fact that many people aged over 75 are being denied life saving surgery for breast and bowel cancer on the NHS. This is also the case for knee and hip replacements.
There is no attempt to disguise this blatant ageism as some Health Authorities did not offer any breast cancer operations to patients over 75.
Strange then that this report is released the day after the annual Age UK National Later Life Conference! Yet there was no mention of the report even though the conference speakers included Earl Howe, the Under Secretary of State for Quality at the Department of Health, as well as several prominent clinicians and other health service professionals.
Seems like harmony is more important at Age UK that campaigns for the rights of older people.
Definitely no rage about age!