Friday 22 September 2017

Eilish O'Regan: Loyalty to local rather than national cause a weakness

Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

FOR many years the health service has been accused of guzzling money with a lack of accountability for annual overspending.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has been ordered to stem this flow of red ink and the latest outside management consultants' report provides a blueprint to get its financial controls in order.

What is striking is how the legacies of the old health boards still linger - even though the HSE was established in 2005 to end regional divisions.

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