More buses bring Kerry pa­tients to Belfast

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

PA­TIENTS from Kerry and west Cork trav­elled by bus to Belfast in re­cent days for cataract oper­a­tions, part of an ini­tia­tive or­gan­ised by Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae, and Michael Collins TD.

It was the third such trip in re­cent months. In De­cem­ber, six pa­tients trav­elled to Belfast for 15-minute pro­ce­dures that they had waited years for. More buses will go on Fe­bru­ary 25 and March 11.

“We will con­tinue to op­er­ate this ser­vice for every­one for as long as there is a need to,” Deputy Healy-Rae said.

“Hip and knee re­place­ments, along with other pro­ce­dures, can also be done in Belfast. You pay up front and you will get your money re­funded to you through the HSE Cross Border Di­rec­tive,” he added.

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