The NI Planned Healthcare Scheme is available to all residents in Ireland provided you have a registered GP and have lived continuously in ROI for the last 12 months. The scheme allows you to skip lengthy HSE waiting lists and access rapid treatment in NI, and whilst you are required to pay upfront, the HSE will reimburse you a proportion of the cost of your medical treatments.
To begin your cross-border healthcare journey at Kingsbridge, you should contact Kingsbridge on 048 9068 8858 to book an initial outpatient appointment with a consultant. Once you have made your appointment, request a referral from your GP or referring clinician. This referral must be;
- Made out to the treating consultant at Kingsbridge
- Addressed to the Kingsbridge Hospital at which you are attending
- Dated prior to your appointment date
- Hand-signed by the GP/ referring clinician.
At consultation stage, you will meet with a member of our One2One Team who will assist you with your paperwork and application form. Should you require a procedure, you will complete an application form and submit it to the HSE for approval.
(If you have not met with a member of the One2One team and require assistance, please email email@example.com)
Once you have authorisation from the HSE for your procedure you will need to let us know that you wish to proceed. (This is also the case if you are happy to go ahead with the procedure prior to getting your authorisation from the HSE).
Patients are required to pay up front for their treatment and reclaim money back from the HSE which is reimbursed to them approximately 10–12 weeks following discharge from Kingsbridge. It is important to remember that the reimbursement from the HSE may not cover the entire amount you pay, so please ensure you are happy to proceed if this is the case.
Our procedure booking team or patient services team will be able to advise you on the price of your surgery. Whilst the consultant may have given you an idea of the cost, we advise that you confirm the price with us before making any arrangements.
Our preferred method of payment is bank transfer. The account details to do this will be contained within your admission letter.
You can also pay by credit or debit card via our online payment page here.
From there, our patient advisor team will assist and advise the patient throughout their Kingsbridge journey, ensuring no additional workload for the referring GP or Clinician.