Minister for Health wants to ‘finish the job’ in department after reshuffle

Minister says progress is being made in health service, but a ‘huge amount of focus’ is still necessary

Stephen Donnelly, the Minister for Health, is hoping to stay in the role if there is a cabinet reshuffle. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Stephen Donnelly has said he would like to stay on as Minister for Health to “finish the job” after the cabinet reshuffle this December.

In a lengthy Business Post podcast interview with Tony O’Brien, the former chief executive of the HSE, Donnelly said that the government’s goal of universal healthcare was now coming into view, and that he would relish the opportunity to deliver it over the next two-and-a-half years.

“Would I like the opportunity ...