Hospitals spent €1million on debt collectors to hunt down patients as Covid-19 hit

HSE-run hospitals have spent nearly €1million hiring debt collectors to hunt down patients over outstanding debt in the two toughest years of the Covid-19 pandemic, new figures show.

As the country battled the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, with hospitals suffering severe overcrowding and patients often enduring grueling waits on trolleys, hospitals hired collection agencies to track unpaid inpatient fees and the €100 emergency room fee.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/health/hospitals-spent-1m-on-debt-collectors-to-chase-patients-as-covid-19-hit-41930056.html Hospitals spent €1million on debt collectors to hunt down patients as Covid-19 hit

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