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#private healthcare

# private-healthcare - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Opinion: 'There are consequences to paying for all the most expensive new drugs'

We need to radically improve waiting times for treatment rather than focus on buying all the most expensive drugs, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

# private-healthcare - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Leo Varadkar suggests consultants should 'clock in' to ensure they're at work

His comments were in response to an RTÉ Investigates programme which revealed that one consultant left his work at a public hospital to treat private patients at a different hospital.

# private-healthcare - Monday 9 November, 2015

The Irish 'Tripadvisor of health' making trips to the dentist *slightly* less painful

WhatClinic has bought UK dental booking site Toothpick.

# private-healthcare - Thursday 22 August, 2013

GP fees in Dublin are the most expensive in the country

A new survey reveals the average consultation fee in Dublin is €53.29, while the national average stands at €46.26.

# private-healthcare - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

One in three families plan to give up private healthcare

In 2012, 64,000 people dropped their health cover.

# private-healthcare - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Government urged to use VHI shareholding to negotiate consultant fee reduction

An average of 6,000 people leave the private health insurance market every month and Fianna Fáil said there is little incentive for young people to take it on.