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Age Action Press Release: GP visit card for over 70s

Published 31/07/2015

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Age Action today welcomed the launch of free access to GP services for people over 70.

Age Action today welcomed the launch of free access to GP services for people over 70.

"This initiative will assist the 40,000 older people who are not eligible for the full the medical card," said spokesperson Gerard Scully.

As a move towards the restoration of universal entitlement to health care for the over 70s this is an important step, Scully continued.

For more on this, please contact Gerard Scully, Senior Information Officer with Age Action, on 087 9682536 or at gerard.scully@ageaction.ie.

 

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Call for Voices of Older People to be Heard

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(1 May) Age Action called for the Government to consult with older people as it plans for the longer-term impacts of Covid-19. To date, public health and Government advice has treated the over 70 age cohort as one. As a single age cohort people over the age of 70 have been subject to public health measures but not enabled to participate in the decision-making process that would ensure that their lived experience and their self-identified needs informs the outcome.