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...

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