Wednesday November 25, 2020

Report claims Sláintecare is a ‘missed opportunity’

Unpublished evaluation warns that HSE proposal would not provide true universal healthcare

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
12th August, 2018
Minister for Health Simon Harris and Ms Laura Magahy, Executive Director of the Sláintecare Programme Pic: RollingNews.ie

The Sláintecare plan has failed to propose a true universal healthcare system, according to an unpublished evaluation prepared for the HSE’s leadership team.

The expert evaluation concluded that “the report misses an opportunity to really move the health system towards ‘universal’ healthcare” and questioned the sequencing proposed in the Sláintecare plan.

It cautioned against prioritising the removal of private care from public hospitals, suggesting that...

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