Health: Republic of Ireland

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th February 2010.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird UUP

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 20 January (WA 265), how many citizens of the Republic of Ireland seeking medical treatment in Northern Ireland presented E112 forms; and how much was reclaimed as a result.

Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Government Whip, Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The following table shows the number of E112 forms issued in the Republic of Ireland and received by hospitals in Northern Ireland for planned treatment, and the combined cost of those treatments for which the United Kingdom claims reimbursement from the Republic of Ireland. Comparable data for previous years is not available.

Treatment year Number of E112 forms Claim Cost
2007 28 £17,723.77
2008 27 £26,986.50

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