The rise and fall of MSC Eurocare

It was a healthcare company that helped stricken medical patients to skip huge waiting lists. But the organisation, promoted by the National Association of General Practitioners, is now listed for strike off

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
27th October, 2019
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Chris Godfrey (pictured) was chief executive of the NAGP which collapsed amid a welter of allegations about substandard governance and financial arrangements

In May 2018, the Longford Leader reported on how two brothers had skipped waiting lists in Ireland and travelled to Wales to avail of the Cross Border Healthcare Directive. Tom Legan underwent knee surgery, while his brother Max had his hip done.

Ronald Timmiss, who was living in Mullingar, told another newspaper how he had travelled to Wales for a cataract procedure just five days after he first contacted a private company to make the arrangements.

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