It allowed her to get a new hip within two weeks of applying.
There's no excuse for anyone to be living with pain and not know who to turn to.
The words of a Laois woman who availed of the EU Cross Border Healthcare Directive to get a new hip.
The scheme was established in 2014, allowing patients to travel within the EU to have treatment they're entitled to in their own country.
Tess Farrell was on a waiting list in Ireland for three years, before travelling to Spain for the procedure within a fortnight of her application.
She says it's not an expensive system: