Credit Unions facilitate loans for medical treatment

Credit Unions in the county are forking out huge sums of money to customers to facilitate loans for medical treatment. Hip replacements, orthodontic work and outpatient fees are among the most common costs being paid by loans. North Kerry Sinn Fein TD, Martin Ferris says it’s an indication of the government’s failure to provide an adequate health service.The Chief Executive of the Irish League of Credit Unions, Liam O’Dwyer, was surprised to see how much money was being loaned out to pay for medical care.