Tuesday July 14, 2020

Health service plan ‘lacks credibility’ - former HSE chief

Brendan Drumm says Sláintecare report call for billions of euro in additional funding lacks credibility

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

18th June, 2017
Former HSE chief Brendan Drumm

Former HSE chief Brendan Drumm has warned that the flagship plan for the future of the health service “lacked credibility” and would undermine business competitiveness if it was implemented.

Drumm said the Sláintecare report’s call for billions of euro in additional funding lacked credibility given existing international health expenditure comparisons show Ireland is a high spender on health.

OECD figures show that Ireland’s current health expenditure has been one...

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