Empty promises on patient safety
Groundbreaking report was approved by the last government
A groundbreaking report from the Commission on Patient Safety and Quality Assurance was approved by the last government in 2009.
A key recommendation of the report, dubbed the Madden report, was the need to license all public and private healthcare providers.
Chief medical officer Tony Holohan said that “draft heads of a bill on licensing will be submitted to the minister with a view to public consultation on the draft heads in 2011”.
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