HSE resistance to reform led to Sláintecare resignations

HSE and the Department of Health are opposing the plan to devolve powers to six regional health hubs

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
12th September, 2021
HSE resistance to reform led to Sláintecare resignations
Paul Reid, the HSE chief executive, Laura Magahy, the former Sláintecare executive director and the former health minister Simon Harris: regionalisation implementation issues. Picture: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Fundamental resistance to health regionalisation plans from within the HSE led to the resignations of two senior members of the Sláintecare team last week, the Business Post understands.

Opposition from within the HSE to devolving powers to six regional health hubs was the central dispute that led to the stepping down of Laura Magahy, executive director of the Sláintecare programme, and Tom Keane, chair of the Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Committee last...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!


What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Editorial: Our inability to agree on a model of healthcare in Ireland is unacceptable

HSE yet to cooperate with Sláintecare business case

Health Daniel Murray 1 day ago

Healthcare software developers claim they could cut waiting lists by 25%

Health Rachel Lavin 1 week ago

Tony O’Brien: The apparent slow collapse of Sláintecare deserves more than a shrug of the shoulders

Health Tony O'Brien 1 week ago