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Maeve Sheehan: Wards face closure as the HSE swings in wind of change

The Health Minister's bold plans have left more questions than answers

Published 27/10/2013 | 01:55

LIKE many utopian ideals, James Reilly's vision for the health service has been strong on rhetoric and short on forensic detail.

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Before becoming Minister for Health he talked about a world where, under Fine Gael, hospital waiting lists and the Health Service Executive (HSE) would be no more.

He has promised a system of universal health insurance in which every citizen would have equal access to the best hospital and primary care.

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