first_imgPeople living in Donegal and using addresses in Derry to obtain free health care are to be targeted in a new initiative by the UK Department of Health aimed at tackling fraudulent health claims It is estimated false claims are costing the UK Health Service £0.25 billion a year.The Health Department in the North has launched a number of initiatives to combat the problem which ranges from people claiming free prescriptions to consultants claiming for unworked hours. Northern Health Minister Edwin Poots said the people wrongfully obtaining free treatment at Altnagelvin Hospital was an issue investigators would be looking at.Mr Poots said: “With it costing up to 100 euro for using emergency departments it is very tempting to say you are a resident of Northern Ireland.“That is an issue, certainly at Altnagelvin. We would never refuse anyone a service but it is an issue if not a resident in Northern Ireland and we have to recoup that money.”  DONEGAL HEALTHCARE ‘CHEATS’ FACING CRACKDOWN IN THE NORTH was last modified: October 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DONEGAL HEALTHCARE ‘CHEATS’ FACING CRACKDOWN IN THE NORTHlast_img

DONEGAL HEALTHCARE ‘CHEATS’ FACING CRACKDOWN IN THE NORTH

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