NHS bosses agree to pay for cancer boy"s Germany surgery

NHS bosses agree to pay for cancer boy's Germany surgery after British hospitals delayed operation twice The NHS has agreed to cover the costs of a mother who was forced to fly her son to Germany for cancer surgery after British hospitals delayed his operation twice. Seven-year-old Zac Knighton-Smith’s family spent about 10,000 to send him abroad to remove three tumours, as the Mail revealed earlier this month. Yesterday, his mother Sam Knighton, 43, said: ‘The NHS has agreed to fund our travel expenses and surgery costs, which is a great relief as we have already spent a fortune.’ Recovery: Zac Knighton-Smith whose family spent about 10,000 to send him abroad to remove three tumours But she added: ‘There’s no way they would have done it without the publicity from the Daily Mail.’ Zac, of Rushden, Northamptonshire, flew out to Germany on January 9 for surgery