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The SDLP’s Cara Hunter says a permanent cross-border system is needed. Credit: Kelvin Boyes

The SDLP’s Cara Hunter says a permanent cross-border system is needed. Credit: Kelvin Boyes

The SDLP’s Cara Hunter says a permanent cross-border system is needed. Credit: Kelvin Boyes

More than 700 people applied to a scheme to reimburse Northern Ireland patients for treatment in the Republic in less than three months, with more than £130,000 paid out in the same period.

Previously, patients languishing on waiting lists here could get treatment in the Republic under the Cross-Border Health Directive. However this ended due to Brexit.


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