Southern patients abusing' health service in North

Patients from the Republic have been accused of abusing the North's health service, with the number of patients registered for free GP care there being 86,000 higher than the number of people actually living there.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
24th November, 2013

Patients from the Republic have been accused of abusing the North's health service, with the number of patients registered for free GP care there being 86,000 higher than the number of people actually living there.

The North's Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) told The Sunday Business Post it was aware that people who were resident in the Republic of Ireland were ''inappropriately or fraudulently'' accessing health services in the North by providing...

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