Sunday 17 December 2017

Proposals to 'save billions' back on table

UNIONS insist that transformational proposals on offer before Christmas could still "save billions". They are now back on the table and include:

  • Agreement on the re-deployment of civil and public servants within and between organisations.
  • An extended 8am-8pm working day in the health service, leading to longer opening hours.
  • The introduction of new rosters in health, leading to more flexible services and a reduced overtime budget.
  • Reductions in the number of in-patient beds and increases in day care, outpatient and diagnostic services, providing faster access to services at lower cost.
  • A greater range of community services so more patients can receive treatment at home.
  • The introduction of shared services in health, local authorities, education and the civil service, in areas like finance, procurement, human resources and payroll.

Irish Independent

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