Tony O’Brien: The government should show the health service the money

The HSE has a funding crisis. Unless it is solved, the Sláintecare health reform programme cannot be implemented

26th January, 2020
Tony O’Brien: The government should show the health service the money
Cost control of the new National Children’s Hospital is an ongoing battle. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Health has been a doorstep issue in this election like never before, and with good reason. We are going to the polls two weekends from now because of a planned Dáil motion of no confidence in Minister for Health Simon Harris. It was not a vote that the government would have won.

The in-tray awaiting the next health minister, whoever he or she is, will not be a pretty sight. It will be...

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