Sheehan: My 15-point plan to reform the health service

Sheehan: My 15-point plan to reform the health service
Dr Jimmy Sheehan in the Blackrock Clinic Pic: Feargal Ward

The defects in the system are glaringly obvious, and yet successive health ministers do not appear to grasp the nettle, writes Dr Jimmy Sheehan

The need for a fresh appraisal as to how health services can be delivered in a safe, economical, and exemplary fashion was outlined in an article by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar in this newspaper last weekend.

Reform is long overdue. The defects in the system are glaringly obvious, and yet successive ministers for health and departmental officials do not appear to grasp the nettle. This mainly stems from a reluctance to take on the...

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