PJ (46) is from Co Wexford and travelled to the renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London for a full Knee replacement operation in February 2019.
He paid €4000 last summer for a cartilage procedure but this didn’t work so he went on a public waiting list for a knee replacement.
“The thought of waiting 30 months was terrible but with the operation costing €14,500 here I knew I couldn’t manage it. PJ was glad when a cousin’s internet search led him to looking at options under the CrossBorder Directive with the assistance of Trasna. PJ borrowed money for the payment required to pay up front, as you can only apply for re-imbursement from the HSE after you have had your treatment and submitted all the paperwork.
Regarding Trasna’s service, “I can’t sing Trasna’s praises enough. I rang on the 10th January and I had my operation on 28th February. Everything went smoothly and stayed with my sister in the UK a few days afterwards. Three months later I’m back at work on light duties”.