Private patients are picking up the tab for a dysfunctional public system. Soon the whole lot will collapse

May 2013
Mail on Sunday;5/19/2013, p21
IT SEEMS unthinkable but the VHI is being charged the full rate of €700-€1,000 a night even for people who have been on trolleys for part of their stay. It is a widespread problem that exists in many, if not most, of our hospitals.


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