Magdalene survivors can still apply for redress scheme; avail of medical cards

RTE News
May 25, 2015

Justice for Magdalene has said the RWRCI cards are long overdue

Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch has said there is still time for women, who have not accepted the State's Magdalene laundries redress scheme, to apply for the plan so they can avail of special medical cards. 

From 1 July the Health Service Executive will make available, without charge, primary and health services for Magdalene survivors including GP services, prescribed drugs, dental services and home nursing.

They will begin receiving Redress for Women Who Were Resident in Certain Institutions (RWRCI) cards in June.

On RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Minister Lynch said over 500 women will receive the special medical cards this summer.

"Any women out there who haven't already applied... you know the door is not shut. There's no cut off date for this.

"If they are out there and are willing to accept what's on offer as laid out by Justice Quirke then not only is the award available to them but indeed the medical card will be as well."
The group, Justice for Magdalene, also told the programme that the cards are long overdue.



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