An 83-year-old woman was order to find a new doctor because her ''carbon footprint'' was deemed to be too large.
''green travelling issues''
Avril Mulcahy embarks on a two-mile round trip to her GP's surgery, but she was sent a letter from the facility informing her to address her ''green travelling issues'' and asking her to find a new doctor within 28 days.
The grandmother - who has been attending the surgery for the past 30 years - said: ''When I read through the letter, I found it absolutely ridiculous they were saying the reason was to decrease their carbon footprint.
''I have been a patient at the practice for 30 years now, and there has never been any problem. To be treated like this, just because I live too far away or for what I feel is a reaction to my complaint, is disgraceful. It feels like they are just coming up with an excuse to get rid of me.''