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    I have the use of a medical card due to a long term condition, I had problems with the oul' tummy the past few weeks they checked me over in hospital but after a few days werent sure what was wrong so they told me I'll have to see a consultant a specialist in that area & a few days later I got an appointment for a date 3months time! To make a long story short I consulted my doctor asked him could I see the consultant privately he smiled & said u can but it will cost, I woulda paid any monies so I got to see him privately for 120! within 2 weeks for 5 minutes! A few weeks later I went back for results another 80euro 5 minutes again he looked mostly at the wall most times when talking to me said I'll have to go on a course of tablets-200 for 10 minutes work!
    how crazy is that!!...

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    Very crazy. Same applies to people with terminal illnesses. If they are on the medical card they could wait up to 6 months or more for a consult yet anyone with private health insurence gets seen ASAP. Something that needs to be caught straight away for a realistic chance of recovery is is still made wait because they dont have the money. The poor suffer while the rich live on
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    I told everyone here, it's a complete nonsense.

    The lives of doctors are for the most part total charades and I for one am not afraid to say it.

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    What condition have you got (if you don't mind me asking) 200 tablets is a lot!!

    I would discuss this on boards .ie, might get better response. And I hope you got receipts, can you claim back cost of consultation and tablets. And if you refused to pay for results, what would they do, withhold them, keep them secret. w@nkers!

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    tell u this much though the few times I was sitting in casualty in the hospital there must have been 70 people there one day there some roaring with pain some choking & spitting into a tissue some bleeding yet everyone was told this particular day that noone would see a doctor for 6 hours! I fucked off home & tore the mickey off myself....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Experienced Punter esq View Post
    tell u this much though the few times I was sitting in casualty in the hospital there must have been 70 people there one day there some roaring with pain some choking & spitting into a tissue some bleeding yet everyone was told this particular day that noone would see a doctor for 6 hours! I fucked off home & tore the mickey off myself....
    to finish what I was saying I went back the next day went to a tiny ward met more doctors people in bed again choking & coughing went home that night thought I was gonna die I got that vomiting bug thing I guess it was no surprise...

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    I'm afraid health system in Ireland is a disgrace in my experience. Having lived in UK the last several years, it is amazing how good the NHS is in comparison. You see people complaining about NHS here, but if they'd lived in Ireland, they'd be kissing the NHS logo in thanks it's so great compared to Ireland. I think it is one of the saddest things about Ireland how bad healthcare is. I love Ireland, think it is the best country in the world, but healthcare in Ireland - Fucking shocking disgrace.

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    The Limerick Regional hospital, come in with a head ache, leave in a body bag
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doozer View Post
    The Limerick Regional hospital, come in with a head ache, leave in a body bag
    That can happen in our lady's hospital navan as well. I hearda friend of someone, woman, went in with headache, did an xray, found nothing, died the next day, brain haemorrhage.

    And Navan people once raised money once for a ct scanner, then they found there was no one to use it, so shipped it off to fuckin Africa. Unbelievable. The consultants are screwing the system.

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    must give a mention though to ordinary doctors & nurses in the hospital they do a great job they really do under ridiculously stressful conditions
    I dated a nurse once...

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