Tuesday 21 November 2017

Free care for children now a reality with over 55pc of all GPs signed up

From tomorrow no parent will ever have to worry about the cost of bringing a sick child to see a doctor, writes Kathleen Lynch

FREE CARE: Parents will be able to access further information and register for on gpvisitcard.ie for all children under six
FREE CARE: Parents will be able to access further information and register for on gpvisitcard.ie for all children under six

Kathleen Lynch

As a mother and a grandmother, I know what it's like to worry when a child falls ill.

And as a minister with the opportunity to deliver change for the better, I know something else - that no parent should have to worry about the cost of seeing a doctor when their child is sick.

That core principle is why the Government is introducing free GP care, starting with children under six.

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