CONNOLLY CALLS FOR EMERGENCY CARE ON THE BORDER TO BE ADDRESSED BEFORE BREXIT

8 September 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

At Monday’s meeting of Monaghan County Council, Independent Councillor Paudge Connolly brought up the case of a local constituent who travelled from County Monaghan to hospital in Craigavon because it was quicker than going to a hospital in the Republic, after a medical emergency. Cllr. Connolly told the meeting that the patient had received medical advice not to leave the hospital.

However, when the person recovered they were faced with a bill for £3,600 for their treatment across the Border, he explained. The Independent representative stated that even though his constituent had gone to their nearest hospital, they were charged. “If you go from south to north they will not cover…

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