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UHG patient discharges delayed over medical ‘charge’

Thursday, 11th January, 2018 12:15pm

Story by Jacqueline Hogge
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UHG patient discharges delayed over medical ‘charge’

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UHG patient discharges delayed over medical ‘charge’

UHG

PUBLIC patients in University Hospital Galway are being denied discharge unless they pay for equipment to continue their recuperation at home.

That is the claim of a Tuam woman who was kept in hospital for five days following a procedure last week, despite the fact she could return home with the aid of a medical pump to continue her post-operative care.
The 23-year-old was admitted as a public patient last Wednesday for surgery and was due to be discharged 24 hours later.
However, she was presented with an invoice for €1,831 to pay for a medical pump needed to drain her surgical wound.

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