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Hayes furious as HSE refuses patient rights idea

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

19th July, 2015
Brian Hayes

MEP Brian Hayes has branded the HSE’s refusal to implement his ‘zero cost’ suggestion to improve awareness of patients’ rights “a disgrace”.

Hayes wrote to HSE chief Tony O’Brien urging him to inform patients of their right to avail of healthcare in a public or private facility in another EU country.

“The patient can then recoup the costs of the treatment from the HSE. Since the...

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