Harney proposes radical new plan for private hospitals

The Tánaiste and Minister for Health, Mary Harney, is planning to tackle the ongoing shortage of public hospital beds through a new programme of moving private beds out of public hospitals.

11th June, 2005

The Tánaiste and Minister for Health, Mary Harney, is planning to tackle the ongoing shortage of public hospital beds through a new programme of moving private beds out of public hospitals.

Plans are at an advanced stage for a programme of encouraging private developers to construct new hospitals on public land adjacent to existing hospitals.

A key part of the deal will see the existing allocation of private beds in the public hospitals...

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