Government and HSE at war over funding levels

Fractious exchanges at cabinet when Varadkar backed HSE service plan

20th December, 2015
HSE chief Tony O’Brien

There is open conflict between the government and the HSE over funding levels, despite the adoption of the HSE service plan last week.

Last week, government ministers, furious at HSE chief Tony O’Brien’s recent comments about the health service last weekend, angrily rebuffed a bid by the HSE chief to slash the number of medical cards next year, thus creating more spending leeway for the organisation next year.

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