EU directive lets patients recoup payment for treatment abroad

The directive covers virtually all elective treatments, bar organ transplants

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
27th October, 2019

The EU Cross-Border Healthcare Directive allows patients to access operations, specialised inpatient care and outpatient appointments in another European country once they have a referral letter from a GP or hospital doctor in their home country, and then have the costs of their operation, or treatment, reimbursed by their home health service. Patients can access both public and private facilities overseas.

Under the terms of the directive, the HSE cannot reject applicants for treatment outside...

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