Health panel chair: Government ‘slowly strangling’ Sláintecare

Independent Clare TD Dr Michael Harty, said that over 400 days after the publication of the Sláintecare report, the government had shown no desire to implement the radical blueprint

15th July, 2018
Independent Clare TD Dr Michael Harty

The government has been accused of “slowly strangling” a landmark cross-party plan to reform the healthcare service by the Oireachtas health committee chairman.

The chairman, independent Clare TD Dr Michael Harty, said that over 400 days after the publication of the Sláintecare report, the government had shown no desire to implement the radical blueprint.

He said that the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has ignored his repeated requests for a meeting to outline his...

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