Political short-termism is killing the HSE

Political short-termism is killing the HSE

Not only does the government fail to let the health service plan ahead or budget for vital services, it cynically lets the HSE take the blame for any shortfalls

Last week, Donal de Buitléir cut a lonely figure as he set out what will be required to remove private medicine from public hospitals. The former HSE board member and his independent review team had painstakingly dug beneath the veneer of this aspect of the Sláintecare Report. They deserve our thanks.

It was telling that de Buitléir had to launch such a fundamental report on one of the most critical of the Sláintecare...

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