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ROI Cross-Border Patients

Patients eligible for public healthcare in the Republic of Ireland can avail of healthcare services offered by Newry Private Clinic.


Patients eligible for public healthcare in the Republic of Ireland, can avail of healthcare services offered by Newry Private Clinic.

Helping our Cross-Border patients

If you are entitled to public healthcare services in the Republic of Ireland you may choose to access this service at Newry Private Clinic.

Under the Cross-Border Directive, if you are looking for faster treatment while on a long waiting list, you can come to Newry Private Clinic to avail of your treatment. You can pay for the treatment in our clinic and you will be reimbursed by the HSE. The reimbursement will equal the cost of the public healthcare treatment in Ireland, or the cost of your treatment in Newry Private Clinic, if that is less.

Please note, funding can only be reimbursed for healthcare that is publicly funded and available in Ireland.

As a cross-border patient, we will be there every step of the way to help you with any issues or concerns that you may have. The steps below outline the process for our cross-border patients.

  • 1
    Get a GP referral

    Have your GP write a referral letter regarding your treatment

  • 2
    Find a Consultant

    Contact us at Newry Private Clinic by clicking the make an enquiry button or calling our offices on: +44 28 3025 7708. A member of our team will be in touch to organise a date and time, normally within a week of your enquiry, that suits you to come to our clinic and discuss your treatment with a specialist consultant

  • 3
    Come see us for a consultation

    On the day of your consultation, a consultant will meet you to discuss your treatment, next steps, and advise you on how to organise paperwork for submission to the HSE for reimbursement. If surgery is required, you consultant will advise on how to progress with this.

  • 4
    Book your treatment

    Once you have received approval from the HSE, you can contact the Newry Private Clinic team who will assist with organising next steps with your consultant. Please note, our consultants will book theatre spaces in one of the private hospitals in Belfast to perform the surgery. You will be transferred to their team for your care but will remain under the care of your consultant from Newry Private Clinic.

  • 5
    Come in for your treatment

    On the day of your treatment, you will travel to the arranged private hospital in Belfast and their medical team will be there to take care of you. 

  • 6
    Get reimbursed

    When you are ready to be discharged, they will provide you with the following information: 

    • Post-op discharge plan 
    • Pro forma invoice which you can post to the HSE for reimbursement.

Information for referring clinicians

If one of your patients is eligible for cross-border care at Newry Private Clinic, you can follow the steps below to ensure the smooth running of the process.


Below you can find the answer to some of the more common queries that we have received about the cross-border patient programme. If, having read the questions below, you are still unsure about a certain aspect of the programme, feel free to make an enquiry, and a member of our team will respond to you in due course,

5 days

Consultant appointments available 5 days a week

22 consultants

Highly experienced consultants offering personalised care and a range of treatments

18 years

We have been helping patients in the community for nearly two decades

95,000+ patients

Our consultants have a wealth of experience across a range of specialisms

What our patients say

There’s a reason why our Google Reviews gives us a 5-star rating.

Encountering a medical challenge can be a frightening and distressing experience. I took my mum to The Newry Clinic where all her worries (and mine) were dealt with professionally, calmly and sensitively. The appointment system was efficient and immediate, the welcome from all staff was reassuring and personalised, and the medical consultant had expertise and patient care in spades. Due to the current health care context in Ireland we found ourselves pursuing the private route for the first time, it was a pleasant and reassuring experience at The Newry Clinic.

Wendy McKeown, Newry

Had my dad at the clinic recently for Microsuction, fantastic service from Nurse McGarry and all the staff in the clinic. He felt so comfortable and enjoyed his experience, leaving the clinic with a smile on his face!

Martina McCartan, Newcastle

I attended an appointment with Dr. Glackin. my appointment was very professional and reassuring. The staff at the clinic were very friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend!!

Odhrann McAllister, Dublin

I went to the gynaecologist in this clinic after attending one locally with an ongoing problem for over 10 years. In one single visit I was told the problem and given a prescription there and then. I'm forever thankful to the doctor as I was being treated for the wrong thing for years.

Orla Callan, Belfast

I dont usually write reviews, but for Mr. David McCaul, I owe you one! I have had 2 encounters with Mr McCaul now, once last year to fix a perforated ear drum and a few weeks back to have a procedure on my throat. He has helped me in many ways, fixing my eardrum and giving me my hearing back to 100% volume. if anyone has ENT issues, and need a diagnosis or even just a bit of reassurance, This is one Gentleman that I would give the highest recommendation for. Thanks Again to Newry private Clinic and Mr McCaul.

Craig Watt, Banbridge

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