Tuesday 23 January 2018

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

Maeve Sheehan

Maeve Sheehan

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

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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