Wednesday 23 August 2017

Michael Brennan: Reilly must insist HSE keep him in loop for real reform

Michael Brennan Deputy Political Editor

HEALTH Minister James Reilly found himself in the unique position yesterday of praising a report that he hadn't even read.

The report detailed how the three children's hospitals in Dublin were failing to fully use their operating theatres at a time when some children are waiting up to two years for operations.

Dr Reilly had not been supplied with a copy of the 207-page report by the HSE before its contents were revealed by RTE -- and had to request over the public airwaves that it be sent to his department. "The first I heard of this was the 'News at One'," he said yesterday.

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