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How to get off a hospital waiting list

The European Cross-Border (Healthcare) Directive allows Irish patients to take control and avoid waiting lists

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

2nd July, 2017

When Michael MacAogáin walked into his local credit union looking for a loan of €142,000, the loan officer thought he was “nuts”.

“He said, ‘So you want me to give you €27,000 to get your arm amputated and another €115,000 for a bionic arm’. And I said ‘Yeah, that’s the idea’,” MacAogáin told this newspaper.

MacAogáin explained that he would be...

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