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Alliance Party health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw (pictured) said: 'I have pushed the health minister on this in the past and it is my understanding that a permanent replacement is being established.' Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Alliance Party health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw (pictured) said: 'I have pushed the health minister on this in the past and it is my understanding that a permanent replacement is being established.' Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Alliance Party health spokesperson Paula Bradshaw (pictured) said: 'I have pushed the health minister on this in the past and it is my understanding that a permanent replacement is being established.' Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A total of 2,246 people from Northern Ireland have travelled across the Border to avail of a scheme allowing them to receive healthcare treatment here, figures show.

The temporary Republic of Ireland Reimbursement Scheme was set up following Brexit to allow for continued cross-border healthcare, which was previously covered under the EU’s Cross-Border Health Directive.


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