HSE under fire from woman who says she was pressured to sign an insurance form

HSE under fire from woman who says she was pressured to sign an insurance form

The HSE is under fire from a woman who says her health was endangered in a hospital where she was pressured to sign an insurance form.

The woman arrived at the emergency department of a Dublin hospital earlier this year with a suspected heart attack.

She claims the hospital told her that as a private patient her insurance provider had to cover the cost of her stay.

Social Democrats TD Catherine Murphy explains exactly what happened:

“It was a member of the consultant staff who arrived with a clipboard and asked her to fill in the form. She said no, ‘I’m not going to fill it in’. Eventually she was admitted to a ward.

“The person came back and was putting her under serious pressure to sign the form and essentially the woman’s blood pressure escalated and a medic was called.”


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