Sunday July 5, 2020

Improving the outlook for Ireland’s health service

The 14th National Health Summit hears that funding and reform must be implemented side by side in order to guarantee a health system that works for everyone, writes Patrick Murtagh

18th February, 2018
Audrey Deegan, PC sales executive, Datapac; Simon Harris TD, Minister for Health; Patrick Kickham, director, Datapac and Les O’Reilly, managed print specialist, HP Pictures: Maura Hickey

Minister for Health Simon Harris faces a long and difficult road to a universal healthcare system in Ireland. Speaking at the Health Summit last week, Harris stated that the government’s aim is to create a “responsive, accessible and sustainable health service”. Despite widespread approval of the ten-year Sláintecare report, health reform faces myriad challenges.

Sláintecare aims to create an integrated healthcare system, accessible to all on the basis of...

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