Wednesday April 1, 2020

How politics makes the Irish health service unwell

The HSE was set up to remove political interference from the health service. It hasn’t worked, either at local or ministerial level

11th November, 2018

The former director general of the Irish health service has hit out at political interference and the failure of politicians to make what he called “hard decisions”, or to allow the HSE to implement them. One of the key motives for establishing the HSE was to remove local political influence from healthcare. The former Health Boards had a majority of councillors, which was seen, sometimes correctly, as an obstacle to the proper planning of health...

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