MEDICAL CARDS: The Health Service Executive (HSE) will launch a new communications strategy in an effort to deal with concerns over medical card eligibility.
Welcoming the efforts of the HSE, the Minister for Health, Dr. James Reilly said that people need the full information regarding medical cards.
Public concern on the issue of medical cards has been heightened in recent times and in response to a request by Minister Reilly, the HSE has devised a wide ranging plan to improve the provision of information regarding eligibility.
“People are naturally worried and become anxious when they can’t get full access to all the facts they need. I welcome this major campaign being rolled out by the HSE over the coming weeks which I hope will help explain clearly people's entitlements and may ease the fears of those who have been worried unnecessarily," Dr Reilly said.
"No one who is entitled to a medical card need worry. Despite the significant savings to be made by the HSE in the year ahead, nobody who is entitled to a medical card will lose it or be refused one," the Minister added.
The HSE plan includes; providing extra resources to the national Call Centre for public enquiries, a public information campaign through media advertisements, the development of a key new Information Leaflet, improved support on the HSE website and wide ranging training for front line staff.
The roll out of this campaign is scheduled over the next period, with some elements already actioned already.
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