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Laois Woman Wants More To Consider EU Healthcare Initiative

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:

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