Saturday January 25, 2020

‘I suppose it sounded too good to be true, but really it isn’t. I’m proof of that’

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

2nd July, 2017
Ann Nolan, who had surgery in Belfast

Ciaran Nolan was at home one evening when a friend texted him and urged him to watch a clip from an RTÉ programme that aired last October.

The Claire Byrne Show was covering the European Cross Border (Healthcare) Directive, which entitles people to receive medical care overseas and have the HSE foot the bill.

He immediately thought of his 68-year-old mother, Ann Nolan, who needed both of her hips replaced. He was aware of...

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