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Ex-HSE boss: reforms will ‘disintegrate’ health system

Brendan Drumm: ‘Why, when the HSE was ahead of the curve are we reversing that?’

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

10th April, 2016
Brendan Drumm

The former chief executive of the HSE has said the way in which the health service is being restructured is a mistake and would only serve to “disintegrate” the service.

The government has established seven hospital groups and nine community healthcare organisations to manage health services outside acute hospitals, including primary care, social care and mental health.

The setting up of hospital groups has been a retrograde step, according to Brendan Drumm, who...

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