Election 2020: No magic pill for our ailing health service
The three main parties’ election manifestos are big on promises but short on details when it comes to reforming health, and it’s sure to cause headaches for any incoming government
Health has emerged as a top concern for voters in the upcoming election, with the three biggest political parties launching policies and manifestos in recent days. They shared a number of common denominators in that they contained next to no financial detail and all paid lip service to the Sláintecare health reform programme.
On Friday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar promised that Fine Gael would inject an additional €5 billion into the health service if...
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Butler urges completion of eating disorder unit as ‘matter of priority’
The Business Post reported on Thursday that the new unit at Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin had been delayed until at least mid-2022
Specialist eating disorder unit delayed until at least mid-2022
A new unit at Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin was due to open by the end of the year
Updated cost of new children’s hospital still ‘confidential’
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