Wednesday 18 January 2017

Eilish O'Regan: Doctor's orders to change HSE board fall far short of mark

Published 29/04/2011 | 05:00

'BE careful what you wish for" might be good advice in the wake of Health Minister James Reilly's lightning raid on the board of the Health Service Executive yesterday.

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Instead of the outgoing group of independent nominees from a range of fields, the interim board will now be made up of civil servants and highly-paid HSE executives.

They may be well-intentioned but it is not a healthy mix to have salaried officials running the entire show, answerable to no watchdog.

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