An expat living in Malta has donated £1.26 million to the University of Edinburgh medical school, fulfilling the wishes of a lifelong friend.
Ronald Storey donated the money to the school in accordance with the will of Dr George Birtwistle, an Edinburgh graduate who established an overseas property business with Mr Storey following his retirement from the medical profession.
The Times reports that the money has been handed over to the Clinical Research Imaging Centre, a facility located on the university campus at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary which is due to open next year.
Although the donation is the largest ever received by the university, Mr Storey is set to break records once more as he has agreed to bequeath a further £2 million upon his death.
Mr Storey currently lives in Malta, which boasts a free healthcare system accessible to all members of the EU.
However, those from outside of the EU may wish to take out an expat medical insurance policy to ensure they have full access to treatment.
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