‘Mixed score card’ for government on Sláintecare

Trinity professor Sara Burke says the government has been too slow to act on many recommendations for reforming Ireland’s health service

The HSE: Sláintecare was intended to reform Ireland’s health service as part of a 10-year plan. Picture:

There are still “persistent delays” when it comes to the government’s movement on enacting Sláintecare, nearly six years after a 10-year plan aimed at reforming the health service was published, according to a government-funded health agency.

Sara Burke, a Trinity professor and a lead investigator at the Health Research Board (HRB), will tell the Oireachtas health committee today that the government deserves a “mixed score card” when it comes to implementing Sláintecare reforms.

Burke is ...