Abolish Inpatient Charges: Campaign Update

Abolish Inpatient Charges: Campaign Update

Abolish Inpatient Charges: Campaign Update

 

Date

27-09-2018 (12:00)

Location

Cancer.ie

Abolish Inpatient Charges: Campaign Update

Time & Date

12:00 | 27-09-2018 to 27-09-2018

Location

www.cancer.ie, Dublin

Type of Event

Other

Theme

Cancer Journey / Treatment

Cancer Type

All cancers

Organised By

Irish Cancer Society

Event Description

During Cancer Week the Irish Cancer Society will announce the final number of signatures for the Inpatient Charges campaign online petition.

 

The Irish Cancer Society is calling on the Government to abolish inpatient charges in Budget 2019. Inpatient charges see patients pay €80 for an inpatient visit, including ‘day cases’ for cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, which only take a few hours.

 

People paying inpatient charges of €80 per hospital visit are particularly vulnerable as they don’t have a medical card and can’t afford health insurance. If patient charges aren’t paid within 7 weeks, they can be referred to a debt collection agency by the hospital. This practice causes needless stress and fear for patients.

 

The Irish Cancer Society believes that these charges are unfair. We know the impact costs associated with cancer has on people’s everyday lives. That is why we have continually advocated to reduce the financial impact of cancer for patients, and it is why we are currently campaigning to abolish inpatient charges.

 

The Society launched a petition at the end of August to support its call.The petition was shared across social media platforms and received a huge response with thousands of people across Ireland signing the petition to support the campaign to abolish inpatient charges.

 

For more info or to sign the petition see cancer.ie/inpatientcharges.

Event Address

Irish Cancer Society,
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, ,
Dublin, Ireland.