HSE chief: Too many A&E units, too much political interference

Health service structures not fit for purpose, says Tony O’Brien

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
23rd July, 2017
Tony O’Brien, the director- general of the HSE

The boss of the HSE has delivered a withering assessment of the Irish health system, saying its structures are not fit for purpose and that Ireland simply has too many hospitals providing complex care.

Tony O’Brien, the director- general of the HSE, said the country needs to stop providing complex acute care at so many hospitals.

He said the state must replace more emergency departments with minor injuries units and that there was...

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