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Saturday 21 October 2017

Reilly hints HSE will need more time to finish plan for €666m cuts

Health Minister James Reilly has hinted on another extension to finish service plan
Health Minister James Reilly has hinted on another extension to finish service plan
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

Health Minister Dr James Reilly has hinted the HSE will need another extension to finish its service plan for next year.

The service plan will set out where the €666m cuts in the health budget will be implemented.

The HSE has already received a 10-day extension in finalising the plan, which was due to run out next week.

Dr Reilly said the HSE may need more time and he will consider such a request if it is made.

The minister said there enormous challenges in producing the plan.

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