Sick of broken promises

With rising waiting lists and mounting medical negligence claims, this government has little to show for its tenure presiding over the health system

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
29th October, 2017
Sick of broken promises

The last administration was dogged by criticism that it had failed to deliver on its ambitious health reform agenda.

Its five years in office were characterised by bungling government and broken promises on health. Plans for universal health insurance were axed and with them any hope that the problems crippling the health service would be fixed any time soon.

When Fine Gael was re-elected, its aims were more measured. Key pledges included a promise to...

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