Hospital groups to be dissolved in major health service reshuffle

The new structure – being drawn up by the Sláintecare health reform office headed by Laura Magahy and senior officials in the department – will result in six regional integrated care organisations (Ricos) being established

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
27th January, 2019

Three of the country’s hospital groups will be broken up as the Department of Health finalises huge structural changes to the health service.

The new structure – which is being drawn up by the Sláintecare health reform office headed by Laura Magahy and senior officials in the department – will result in six regional integrated care organisations (Ricos) being established across the country.

They will be integrated with community healthcare organisations...

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