Patients association wants answers from government on healthcare

The Irish Patients Association (IPA) has called on the government to unveil its plans to regulate all public and private healthcare facilities through a health safety authority. The IPA said the g

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
8th January, 2012

The Irish Patients Association (IPA) has called on the government to unveil its plans to regulate all public and private healthcare facilities through a health safety authority.

The IPA said the global breast implant scandal had highlighted the importance of regulating private healthcare facilities in Ireland.

"It is the responsibility of the state to ensure that the trusting public is not exposed to avoidable risk from light-touch regulation," said Stephen McMahon of the IPA.

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