For those of us in areas not covered by the Choose and Book scheme (I'm in Northern Ireland), and at the mercy of locally available ablation treatment and waiting lists, this scheme seems almost too good to be true. Below is a quote from today's Belfast Telegraph article which dealt with it in the light of NI's health care crisis at the moment. (I think that 'treatment' means surgical intervention.)
"A spokeswoman for the Health and Social Care Board confirmed patients could be treated for their condition outside Northern Ireland and then be reimbursed.
She said: "The EU directive on cross-border healthcare route is used when an individual seeks access to treatment in another European Economic Area country or Switzerland in either the state or private sectors."
Has anyone used this facility for any type of surgery?