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Patients owe millions to local hospitals in fees

Apr 22, 2022 13:04 By Shannonside News
Patients owe millions to local hospitals in fees Patients owe millions to local hospitals in fees
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A total of €40m is owed to hospitals by the general public.

Millions of euro are owed by patients who have presented to local hospitals in the last number of years for a variety of procedures and treatments.

According to figures published in the Irish independent, the HSE was owed more than €40m in total by patients who failed to pay bills after being discharged.

€4.9million was owed to Galway University hospital in relation to fees linked to road traffic crashes, €1.3million related to Emergency Department services and €2.4million for in-patient fees.

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Over half a million euro was also owed to Sligo University hospital for fees linked to its ED last year.

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