HSE chief O’Brien: we need €9 billion to fix the health service
O’Brien said scenes of overcrowding at hospitals were “distressing for both patients and staff”
O’Brien said the investment would need to be made over a ten-year period, and that it was required to upgrade IT systems, for upkeep and repair of nursing homes and hospitals and also to replace critical equipment.
The figure would demand a doubling in annual spend from the government’s planned spend of €450 million this year, much of which is understood to be targeted at the new National Children’s Hospital....
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