Friday 20 April 2018

Re-arranging the deck chairs is no good unless HSE is taken to task

Hardly a week goes by when its handling of patient care, funding or complaints does not take some sort of battering
Hardly a week goes by when its handling of patient care, funding or complaints does not take some sort of battering
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

Another round of criticism of the HSE. So what else is new, the public might well ask. Hardly a week goes by when its handling of patient care, funding or complaints does not take some sort of battering.

But today's revelations take on a new tone because they do not come from patients, staff or a watchdog, but from Health Minister Leo Varadkar and the highest level in the Department of Health.

Despite the united front, the internal letters and memos disclose how they were frustrated in getting patient-safety information from the HSE.

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