Sunday 24 September 2017

The can has been kicked down the road yet again by a Government lacking courage

Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch said nobody should be waiting more than 18 months for an operation
Social Care Minister Kathleen Lynch said nobody should be waiting more than 18 months for an operation
Sara Burke

Sara Burke

On February 12, Minister of State for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch starkly told the Oireachtas Health Committee that the Nursing Home Support Scheme was "unsustainable in its present form… we have to take a serious look at the additional funding that will be needed".

She continued: "Some of the funding will have to come from the public purse, but equally we have to look at other sources of income.

"I am not going to pre-empt what is in the review, but if it does not deal with the funding element, it will have done a very poor job."

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