In today’s Leader we read some of the harrowing tale of Neil Hewitt, a victim of this horrific condition, a flesh eating ulcer known as Bairnsdale or Buruli Ulcer.
Neil has bravely shared his story with myself and shadow minister Mary Wooldridge to help raise awareness about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of this previously rare but still debilitating condition.
The common theme is early diagnosis and here Neil has shared an image from when he was diagnosed.
But this is what was happening under the skin.
Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial and a Coalition government will invest funds to help achieve both those goals.