Motor neurone patients denied medical cards on regular basis

Terminally ill patients with motor neurone disease are regularly denied medical cards and having their cards revoked, according to top neurologist Professor Orla Hardiman.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
3rd August, 2013
Tommy Doran with his wife Joan, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease in 2011. Photo: Barbara Lindberg

Terminally ill patients with motor neurone disease are regularly denied medical cards and having their cards revoked, according to top neurologist Professor Orla Hardiman.

Hardiman rubbished claims by the Health Service Executive (HSE) that terminally ill patients would receive an emergency medical card, even if they are above the income threshold.

"My patients are experiencing the exact opposite," she told *The Sunday Business Post*.

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