We need clear and deliverable actions on healthcare

The next programme for government must tackle both healthcare reform and ongoing health service operations

7th June, 2020
We need clear and deliverable actions on healthcare
Equipment in operating threatres and diagnostic imaging will need decontamination downtime, which will reduce their capacity

The new programme for government must marry Ireland’s immediate healthcare challenge with medium and longer-term reform priorities. The need to make smart choices is emphasised by the cost of the emergency in the health sector and the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 on the economy, which is not yet calculable.

It is not possible to think of day-to-day health service operations and health reform as separate. Even with the best possible trajectory for “reopening...

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