Generally, if the healthcare is available publicly in Ireland, you can be referred for the same healthcare abroad (there are only very few exceptions).

Below are examples of some of the most common healthcare procedures that patients are currently travelling for.   


Other areas include Oncology, Neurosurgery, Cardiac, Weight loss surgery

Examples of healthcare that cannot be accessed under the CBD:

  • organ transplants
  • any long-term care that helps people do everyday tasks such as nursing home care