The Sheehan group have invested €90 million-plus to provide the citizens of Cork with one of the most modern hospital facilities in Europe. The cost of procedures at CMC would have been 15% cheaper than in other hospitals in Cork.
Should I require hospitalisation for an operation costing say €10,000, VHI would cover me in a hospital, areas of which are over 100 years old. VHI would not cover me in the ultra modern Cork Medical Centre where the cost would be €1,500 less.
Is it too much to expect one’s insurer to provide one with the best possible service at the lowest available cost?