Thanks for that I was wondering if it was normal practice . I only met the consultant yesterday but he saw my dad when he was an inpatient . We don’t have nhs in Ireland have a two tiered system. Private and public
private - choice of consultants quicker access the same as uk I imagine
public - you pay up to 800 a year of your an inpatient and then up to 120 a month for any drugs you might use
medical card - public treatment means tested but all free instay in hospital and prescription charges about 20 per month .
my dad is over 70 so gets a medical card . I’m impressed that consultant seems on top of things