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Health Minister Stephen Donnelly at a post-Budget press conference yesterday. Photo: Gareth Chaney / Collins

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly at a post-Budget press conference yesterday. Photo: Gareth Chaney / Collins

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly at a post-Budget press conference yesterday. Photo: Gareth Chaney / Collins

Behind the headlines of the eye-catching giveaways of the Budget are people who live in quiet desperation on waiting lists or in massive need – here is what we found out about how the €23.4bn of health funding for 2023 might affect them.

Hospital inpatient charges of €80 a night, up to €800 a year, will definitely be axed next April.


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