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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

@susmitchellsbp
2nd July, 2017
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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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