Light at the end of the tunnel
The establishment of Healthstat, a system that compares and analyses the performances of hospitals around the country, is a step in the right direction
Back in the late 1990s, when Charlie McCreevy was finance minister, he regularly and vocally criticised the health services as a ‘‘black hole’’ where millions and millions of pounds were allocated every year, while complaints about waiting lists and hospital services got louder and louder.
He had a good point - and he knew it. It was evident to anyone who looked that there were no proper management systems for measuring...
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