Main job of incoming chiefs will be to usher in new era for HSE

The pandemic emergency meant doing things differently – and the new health service hires at the top must now harness these better methods

Paul Reid, the outgoing chief executive of the HSE: whoever replaces him needs to be Sláintecare’s biggest champion. Picture: Photocall

The HSE is now in leadership transition. Its board, and by extension the government, is tasked with finding a replacement for Paul Reid, the outgoing chief executive, and there is a raft of other senior roles now operating on an acting basis which must also be filled by competition.

This comes at a time when access delays to healthcare, for the uninsured, are now as bad as they have ever been. Waiting lists and waiting ...