Get HSE surgery sooner with these 3 tips. Why wait longer than you need to? The maximum waiting time for non-urgent consultant treatments will be cut to 18 months in Ireland. We have learned from our clients, that sometimes they were forced to endure pain and possible disability by increasing HSE waiting times for routine surgeries. With a little proactive thinking and determination, it is possible to get HSE surgery sooner. Just use these 4 tips and you will get surgery well within the 18-month period. If your loved one or yourself is in pain, a long wait for treatment is unacceptable, read on and discover how you could get the required treatment sooner…
Jump the HSE waiting times
When you are choosing where you might receive treatment do not forget that you might receive HSE refunded treatment abroad. We always advise you to compare waiting times for your treatment in your local HSE hospital to waiting times in private clinics abroad. Why should you compare an HSE hospital to a private clinic abroad you may ask! The answer is simple, EU gives you a right to choose to have your HSE refunded treatment abroad. Private hospitals can provide treatment within 1-2 weeks. We advise you to obtain HSE permission to receive refunded private treatment abroad. It is not mandatory, but we always advise it if you have time.
Get postponed surgery quicker
If you are on the waiting list for HSE treatment and your condition deteriorated you are entitled to HSE-funded private treatment abroad. Sometimes the HSE postpones the surgeries for several months, especially in a post-Covid environment. The HSE cancellation means you are waiting for longer, you can ask the HSE to allow you to travel abroad. In order to access this option, you will need to contact us and we will be able to get your HSE permission to travel abroad and receive HSE refunded treatment. This process usually takes between 4-6 weeks.
Waiting times to confirm diagnosis can be longer than 18 weeks. Medrefund LTD can arrange your pre-surgery consultation online or a one or two-day trip to one of our partner clinics, where you will get the necessary diagnostic and consultation and possible treatment plan. We will use this information to seek permission to travel abroad for HSE refunded treatment.
Chose a private doctor to get your diagnosis sooner.
Due to various reasons, HSE has a backlog and many people are not waiting only for surgeries many more are waiting to see their specialise. You can access HSE refunded treatments well within the recommended 18 months at various treatment centres across Europe. We enable you to have your diagnosis quicker than the HSE 18 months.
You can use your private doctors’ medical reports to access HSE treatment. You still will have to travel and treatment will be considerably lower after the HSE refund process is finished.