Saturday, April 30, 2011
I have a 50 Euro note hidden in my sock as I read about the elderly patient in a Cork city hospital was found to have €60,000 strapped around him. I dont have 60,000 but I know my 50 will dissapear if its spotted.
The man brought the money into the hospital with him in fear that it would be stolen from his home while he was away. Garda and health sources say the man is only one of many who brought large sums of money into hospital with them in the past year. In other cases, tens of thousands of euro have been brought in by patients worried that their houses could be burgled. And others are fearful that relatives will have access to their money in their absence.