Donegal Deputy says NTPF changes are confusing patients

The winding down by the Government of the National Treatment Purchase Fund has created concern and confusion among patients in Donegal.

That is according to Donegal North-East Deputy Charlie McConalogue who said that the Health Minister has created a new agency which will do exactly what the National Treatment Purchase Fund did.

A new agency called the Special Delivery Unit will take over the role of tackling hospital waiting lists from the NTPF.

Deputy McConalogue said patients need to know what avenues are available to them:

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