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2 months ago
Timeline PhotosToday we are launching our Budget 2020 submission, calling on the Government to reduce the huge financial strain on cancer patients and their families.
Our Chief Executive Averil Power says, “Many families suffer a big drop in income when someone gets cancer. At the same time, they have to pay for everything from chemotherapy appointments to anti-nausea medication and hospital parking charges. With extra costs of up to €1,200 a month, they find themselves under siege financially while also trying to manage the physical and psychological burden of having cancer.”
In Budget 2020 the Society is calling for:
- The removal of inpatient charges
- A reduction in the Drugs Payment Scheme threshold
- The removal of the prescription charge for medical card holders
- Reduced hospital parking charges for frequent visitors.
Learn more about our Budget 2020 submission: www.cancer.ie/about-us/news/irish-cancer-society-calls-government-reduce-financial-burden-patient... ... See MoreSee Less