Tony O’Brien: HSE’s exit out of crisis mode means a return to old and new challenges

The end of Covid-19 is finally in sight but for our battered and beleaguered health service, a fresh round of problems is only beginning

30th May, 2021
Tony O’Brien: HSE’s exit out of crisis mode means a return to old and new challenges
The worst of the pandemic may be over, but the Department of Health and the HSE are very much still in the trenches.

It is now possible to imagine the return of “normality”. Despite the unfinished business of Covid-19 and the several remaining uncertainties provided by new variants, vaccine supply reliability, international travel and the impact of the ongoing reopening of society, the worst of this pandemic is likely, though not certain, to now be behind us.

The Department of Health and its minister, together with the HSE and wider health service, are of course still...

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