Improving the outlook for Ireland’s health service

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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

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 need, rather than ability...

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