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HSE to repay Patients who travel

l Operations, scans and treatment in EU states are covered by ‘fantastic’ new scheme

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

14th June, 2015
Patients who travel for healthcare to be repaid by HSE

Hundreds of thousands of Irish people facing long waiting lists for hospital treatments now have the legal right to travel to the North or any other EU country for more timely care – and the HSE must foot the bill.

The Department of Health has confirmed that the new laws enable public patients to access both “public and private” hospitals overseas.

This means patients can travel to the North of Ireland to get...

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