Give Health Minister a chance to bring in badly needed reform
Recently, I met the newly appointed Minister for Health Simon Harris in a shop in Galway. Apparently surprised to be recognised, he accepted my congratulations on his appointment.
He agreed it was a tough task to sort out or even improve our health problems, but impressed me as someone who would not rest until he achieved a notable improvement.
Like many of his predecessors, he set out the main difficulties and his goals and possible solutions. There was no surprise when this was criticised across the board, but I was further impressed by the youngest Minister in Cabinet's response (Irish Independent, August 11).