Why hospital row erupted

Every few months, Minister for Health Mary Harney and the HSE chief executive Professor Brendan Drumm are called before the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children.

20th January, 2007

Every few months, Minister for Health Mary Harney and the HSE chief executive Professor Brendan Drumm are called before the Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children. It’s one of the few occasions where they can be questioned by public representatives.

Last September, Drumm took part in a heated argument with Cavan-Monaghan TDs Paudge Connolly and Caoimhghin O Caolain over the rationalisation of hospitals in border counties. Drumm accused those campaigning to retain services...

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