Health: A future without reform?
The health services are running just to stand still, and the budget offered nothing to avert a situation which is likely only to get worse
In a letter sent to the Department of Health in August, HSE director general Tony O’Brien said the country’s frontline public health services required “significant additional investment to begin to repair the impact of six or seven years of austerity and to move towards acceptable levels of service”.
O’Brien said that almost €2 billion in additional funding was needed to do this. He said that about €1.4 billion of...
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