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#Public Patients

# public-patients - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery
# PREVENTABLE
# PREVENTABLE

Irish people going blind waiting for cataract surgery

Apr 3rd 2014, 4:59 PM 10,692 Views 16 Comments

Ireland could save €76 million annually if earlier intervention was prioritised.

# public-patients - Monday 12 March, 2012

Restrictions on GPs treating medical card patients lifted
# Health
# Health

Restrictions on GPs treating medical card patients lifted

Mar 12th 2012, 2:38 PM 4,177 Views 3 Comments

The change will mean more doctors will be allowed to treat patients who hold medical cards – improving access and increasing competition.

# public-patients - Monday 5 December, 2011

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

In numbers: the first half of Budget 2012

Dec 5th 2011, 6:14 PM 6,710 Views 43 Comments

A numerical breakdown of where the government has cut €2.2 billion in spending,

VHI warns premiums could jump 50 per cent over health reforms
# Health Insurance
# Health Insurance

VHI warns premiums could jump 50 per cent over health reforms

Dec 5th 2011, 5:34 PM 2,773 Views 20 Comments

Minister Howlin said the govt would seek to save €143m by improving “the generation and collection of private income in public hospitals”.