Friday January 17, 2020

A cure has yet to be found for our sick health service

Successive health ministers have failed to put a dent in the healthcare problems in this country. It is time for the politicians to listen to those who actually run the health service

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
12th January, 2020
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Two years ago today, a frustrated Simon Harris said he had ordered a review of all the top managers in the HSE.

The Minister for Health initiated the move after the number of patients languishing on trolleys in emergency departments passed 500. “I’ve asked the director general to report back to me very clearly showing how each and every manager right across the health service is measuring up against those metrics,” Harris said....

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