I would like to share my experience with the PMAS. I had been struggling with consistent pain in my right knee where every step was a dart of pain not severe but enough that my quality of life was suffering. I was 2 years on the HSE waiting list without as much as an appointment. It was recommended to me to have a look at joining pmas. So I contacted Damien Quigley who is Poc in dealing with all things that you need to know. From start to finish he was a pleasure to deal with. You fill in the forms and Damien takes care of the rest. The treatment I received from Kingsbridge was second to none. I am now walking pain free not runniNg yet as it’s only 12 weeks ago. From initial contact with Damien it took 10 mths from start to finish. Covid had a part to play in that delay. So I would highly recommend any one reading this whether you have an existing problem or just to give yourself medical cover going forward for the princely sum of 1euro to join this scheme. You won’t regret it.
The PMAS scheme in my personal opinion is one of the best things a soldier can pay into.
The DF as a whole will not give you the service and medical assistance that is needed for the job we do on a day to day basis. I was injured badly on a DF exercise that was the fault of the kit and equipment I was issued and if it was not for the PMAS scheme I would still be suffering.
For anyone wondering about how effective the PMAS Scheme is,
I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for joining PMAS.
For last 5 years I have suffered with my back.
I would like to share my experience with PMAS Scheme,
I had been struggling with consistent pain in my right knee where every step was a dart of pain not severe but enough that my quality of life was suffering.
PMAS is an excellent scheme to get Quality Treatment
Much quicker than the normal patient Pathway. For members of PDFORRA its only €1 a week,it’s amazing.
I was in need of a hernia repair procedure
I was on the public waiting list I had no timeline as to when my operation would be carried out. I signed up for PMAS and within 6 months I had my hernia repair completed and back to my normal routine.
After years of ongoing knee problems I joined PDFORRA MAS scheme
after a work colleague recommended it to me. The support I got from day one was fantastic. I have to say a big thank you to Damien who assisted me every step of the way and made the whole process as simple as possible.
I am writing to, firstly say thank you for facilitating my Hip Replacement
with the Cross Border Initiative, which was done in the Kingsbridge private hospital in Belfast.
I heard of the Cross Border Medical Scheme through a work colleague.
With the public system I would having being looking at a minimum of 4 years before I would have my knee surgery.
I recently received treatment under the PDFORRA MAS.
I can confirm that the quality of service is absolutely 1st class and I would recommend that all other ranks personnel should sign up to this scheme.
I underwent knee surgery in April of this year.
From start to finish the help I received from Damien was fantastic. Every step of the procedure was explained by Damien and the staff at Kingsbridge Hospital in Belfast.
Since I joined PDFORRA MAS and from my initial consultation in October
to my operation in February it took just over four months in Kingsbridge hospital.
For anyone that's having thoughts about joining the PMAS.
From my own experience after joining and having gone through surgery in Kingsbridge hospital,
First and foremost I would like to commend PDFORRA
for introducing the Cross Boarder Medical Directive Scheme to the Defence Forces.
I joined the MAS scheme very early on as I thought it was a great initiative by PDFORRA
It turned out to be one of the best things I ever decided to sign up to.
I would very much like to thank Damien for taking care of all the relevant paperwork
and informing me on a regular basis about the process and procedure and due care