No need to wait for cross border healthcare

Are you over 50 and waiting for hospital treatment or surgery? There is no need to wait. You could receive treatment in Belfast at Kingsbridge Private Hospital under the EU Cross Border Directive.

The HSE operates a Cross Border Healthcare Directive entitling patients requiring surgery or treatment in the Republic of Ireland to avail of faster treatment across the border in Northern Ireland or any other EU state. Brexit will not affect this directive.

Examples of healthcare that is available under the scheme include cataract surgery and orthopaedic services including surgery for hip, back, and knee conditions.

With hospitals in both Sligo and Belfast, Kingsbridge is one of Ireland’s largest private healthcare providers. It was the first hospital to offer treatment on a large scale via the EU Cross Border Directive, and with recent legislation being passed in the Oireachtas, the directive is sure to continue for the foreseeable future irrespective of the Brexit outcome.

Since 2015 Kingsbridge has helped more than 3,000 patients from the Republic of Ireland skip the queues and receive reimbursement. Its dedicated team are fully trained in all aspects of the required paperwork and will guide you through the entire process.

With many consultants and royal colleges advising against flying for four to six weeks after surgery, you can avoid sitting on a plane by taking the motorway straight to Belfast.

Are you interested in finding out more? Go along to the 50 Plus Expo at the Galmont Hotel, Galway (formerly the Radisson ), on Tuesday September 3 and Wednesday September 4 between 10am and 4pm. The Kingsbridge cross border team will be on hand to give you more information and talk you through the process. Alternatively call 048 9068 8858 or +44 (0 )28 9068 8858 from a Republic of Ireland mobile telephone, to speak to a member of the team.

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