Do you live in Republic of Ireland?


Do you have a BMI of over 35?


You could qualify for FREE surgery under the CBD scheme

Get your surgery for FREE

Do you live in Republic of Ireland?
Would you qualify for surgery in Republic of Ireland?
Are you on a waiting list for bariatric surgery in Ireland or can you get a letter of referral for bariatric surgery from your GP?

If you can answer YES to all 3 questions above, then you could qualify to get a full reimbursement of your surgery costs through the Cross Border Directive scheme. The short video below explains further.


The Irish HSE are currently running an initiative called the Cross-border Directive Scheme, which is a scheme which allows Irish patients to choose to undertake surgery they would qualify for in Ireland at any hospital in the European Union. The idea is to help cut the cost for the HSE and also to reduce waiting lists.

New Leaf are able to assist in the completion of the HSE Cross Border Directive scheme and support you in the documentation needed to get reimbursed for your surgery. You will, however, have to pay for the surgery yourself first and then apply for a reimbursement of your costs. Because the total of the surgery at our hospital is less than the cost in a hospital in ROI you would be able to apply for a reimbursement of all surgery costs, rendering the surgery totally free for you. However, you cannot claim for flights or any accommodation, only your surgical costs.

This can be a very complicated and onerous process but our hospital is able to help with all of the documentation needed to apply and to support you through the process. We are able to provide invoices and receipts of monies paid. We can also assist in the completion of the CBD pro forma invoice.

I will shortly send you a further email with all of the details of our prices, support etc so you have all the details available. Also you can book to have a free unbinding consultation with one of our client co-ordinators so you can ask any questions that you may have. You can do this here.

NOTE 1: We do not accept applications for prior authorisation as you would have to travel weeks before surgery for your consultation and the logistics of this are not practical for the hospital to do this.

NOTE 2: The Cross Border Directive application is the sole responsibility of the patient and New Leaf can only assist in its completion. We cannot guarantee any outcome or that you will get reimbursed for any or all of the monies paid

Please be aware this is only for patient residing in the REPUBLIC OF IRELAND.

If you are interested in finding out more and applying for the CBD we can send you more details. Please complete this short form and we will send you further information.


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If you are interested in finding out more and applying for the CBD we can send you more details.