Epilepsy sufferer David Knowles's operation was cancelled
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Queen Elizabeth Hospital suspends refractory epilepsy surgery

10 July 2014 Last updated at 16:21 BST

Epilepsy patients across the Midlands could miss out on a life-changing procedure because of a row over funding.

Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, which is the regional centre for brain surgery, said it had suspended the refractory epilepsy surgery because NHS England would not pay for it.

David Knowles has been left in limbo after his operation was cancelled.

BBC Midlands Today's health correspondent Michele Paduano reports.