Clinicians have a right to decide if they are prepared to provide services relating to abortion, but they should not actively place barriers in the way of women seeking treatment
Health & Social /
After a difficult year, the government’s task is to learn from the mistakes made and build a better healthcare system for all
The HSE, in response to questions from this newspaper, was unable to identify a single clinic that has been established since Minister for Health Simon Harris announced they would form an integral part of the HSE’s winter plan
The Minister for Health won’t tell us why we are paying nearly €3 million per bed for the planned hospital. This will result in other projects being delayed or abandoned
Spending millions on drugs with limited benefits and a finite budget costs other patients
Dublin’s maternity hospitals are unable to guarantee that they will provide termination of pregnancy services from the beginning of January, as promised by Minister for Health Simon Harris
Women have a right to expect excellence in care around the termination of pregnancy, but no one is joining the dots on how this might be brought about
The HSE confirmed that it had not contacted its national procurement unit to advertise on the contract to provide day services in Drogheda and Dundalk for people with disabilities
The ability of the health service to deliver abortion services on January 1 looks increasingly uncertain
The masters of the three Dublin maternity hospitals have warned Minister for Health Simon Harris that the health service is not prepared for the introduction of abortion services in January.
Professor Michael Barry, who leads the HSE’s Medicines Management Programme, has proposed the introduction of a managed access programme.