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Anonymous donor offers to pay for surgery for 6 year old. Beaumont Hospital says No.


bagel

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This is a strange decision:

Apparently, because of internal disagreement between Beaumont and the HSE, a child's surgery cannot go ahead.
Instead, the child must now travel to the UK for the surgery, which will entail a six week period of hospitalisation.

Boy directed to UK clinic for hearing surgery despite anonymous
"In a letter from Beaumont Hospital, seen by the Irish Independent, the family was told the precedent was unacceptable."

If the offer of funding is genuine and all above board then in my opinion the child, his family and the donor deserve a more thorough explanation from the hospital.
 
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But Enda said that things were getting better. If I were in that family, I would start with a Court challenge and then a protest out side the Dail, and if all that failed.........

 

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Jesus Christ!
This family are getting the operation. Who gives a ************************ if it is in Beaumont or in England.
A bit of gratitude wouldn't go amiss.
It's not that simple........read the article
 

Aindriu

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Irish bureaucracy at its best! :mad:
 

happytuesdays

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It's not that simple........read the article
I read it. 6 weeks in the UK; so what? Occasional trips back to the UK. Again so what?
The mother points out that there would be a marked financial impact on her family; perhaps the anonymous donor would cover the cost of travel.
 

RichardDeClare

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Thats shocking. We are meant to be one of the most developed nations in the world yet we still have to send countless of our sick overseas to get the treatment they deserve but yet we cannot provide.
 

happytuesdays

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Thats shocking. We are meant to be one of the most developed nations in the world yet we still have to send countless of our sick overseas to get the treatment they deserve but yet we cannot provide.
We are a small country with a small set of patients and of doctors.
Beaumount is not a paediatric hospital.

This woman does not want to be inconvenienced by having to travel with her son.
 

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I read it. 6 weeks in the UK; so what? Occasional trips back to the UK. Again so what?
The mother points out that there would be a marked financial impact on her family; perhaps the anonymous donor would cover the cost of travel.
.......and perhaps he won't. That is a VERY big assumption to make. It's not just the six weeks. There is the whole after care as well. You're some tool
 

happytuesdays

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.......and perhaps he won't. That is a VERY big assumption to make. It's not just the six weeks. There is the whole after care as well. You're some tool
Maybe the place in the UK is better at paediatric cochlear implants than Beaumount. My attitude may seem ************************ish and it probably is - but the family are not being denied treatment and the inconvenience to them is not significant.
 

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I'm not surprised Beaumont are refusing to countenance this. You can't simply have a situation where a public hospital reverses a decision on a public patient because some anonymous donor waves a bag of cash around. What kind of message is that sending? I'm sure the donor is well intentioned but even in this country there has to be some kind of policy about these things.
 

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Maybe the place in the UK is better at paediatric cochlear implants than Beaumount. My attitude may seem ************************ish and it probably is - but the family are not being denied treatment and the inconvenience to them is not significant.
You really are clueless. The inconvenience (as you so eloquently) put it is very significant. Two different doctors in two different countries, and the cost. No wonder the country is shagged with people like you in it
 

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I'm not surprised Beaumont are refusing to countenance this. You can't simply have a situation where a public hospital reverses a decision on a public patient because some anonymous donor waves a bag of cash around. What kind of message is that sending? I'm sure the donor is well intentioned but even in this country there has to be some kind of policy about these things.
Beaumont has a private clinic. I've been to the ear specialist there

http://www.beaumontprivate.ie/contact.php
 

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You really are clueless. The inconvenience (as you so eloquently) put it is very significant. Two different doctors in two different countries, and the cost. No wonder the country is shagged with people like you in it
Well that's certainly one perspective. Some people might say that where a clinical decision is taken parents should not complain about that decision based on personal inconvenience.
 

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Well that's certainly one perspective. Some people might say that where a clinical decision is taken parents should not complain about that decision based on personal inconvenience.
Who are these people?? or did you just make that up??
 

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It does seem pretty perverse, although the article is a little sketchy on exactly why Beaumont aren't doing it.
 

happytuesdays

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Who are these people?? or did you just make that up??
Well me for one.
Beaumont has a private clinic. I've been to the ear specialist there

Beaumont Private Clinic
Are all the members of the team who work in Beaumount also available in Beaumount Private? Are ANY of the members of the team who work in Beaumount also available in Beaumount Private?

How many cochlear implants per annum are done in Beaumont?
How many on children?
How many cochlear implants per annum are done in Beaumont Private?
How many on children?
How many cochlear implants per annum are done in the UK centre?
How many on children?

Seriously why is this woman not grateful that the taxpayer is paying for her son's operation?
 

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Strange case but surely as long as the hospital gets paid they should not be concerned with where the money comes from that's the parents decision and worry.

There are a lot more costs involved if the operation is performed in the UK. Accommodation being just one.
 

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I've often thought that there should be a Minister for Common Sense in this state that can over-rule red tape and make a unilateral decision. In this case the child could be seen privatley and at little cost to the state.
 

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Strange case but surely as long as the hospital gets paid they should not be concerned with where the money comes from that's the parents decision and worry.

There are a lot more costs involved if the operation is performed in the UK. Accommodation being just one.
How many cochlear implants per annum are done in Beaumont?
How many on children?

How many cochlear implants per annum are done in the UK centre?
How many on children?
 

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How many cochlear implants per annum are done in Beaumont?
How many on children?

How many cochlear implants per annum are done in the UK centre?
How many on children?
What difference does that make. One of the leading ear consultants in Ireland is based in Beaumont.
 

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