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
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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HSE’s latest private hospitals Covid deal estimated to cost €47 million a month
HSE considers ending surge capacity arrangements with private hospitals as number of Covid-19 hospitalisations falls
Breakdown of HSE’s €1.6 billion war chest to fight Covid-19
The National Service Plan shows that €200m of the €1.6bn allocated to fighting the pandemic is to be spent on the rollout of vaccinations
National Covid-19 biobank to be set up in the coming months
Facility will help to establish which vaccines work best for which age groups and if some are more protective than others