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What Brexit means for Sláintecare

The implementation of Sláintecare is threatened by uncertain economic waters Although the Sláintecare plan was published over two years ago now, progress on its implementation has been slower than anticipated.  Now, a number of macroeconomic uncertainties further threaten the successful roll-out of the plan to transform the Irish health system. On the international stage, concerns…

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Still waiting for a strategy two years on

The progress implementing Sláintecare has been extremely slow due to a lack of funding and other factors, according to Brian Turner The Sláintecare report, which maps-out an agreed cross-party vision for the Irish health system for the next 10 years, was published two years ago in May 2017. It would therefore be timely to take…

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A mess of capital proportions

Brian Turner is concerned about the effect the budget over-run for the National Children’s Hospital will have on other capital projects There has been much coverage recently of the escalating cost of the National Children’s Hospital. While it is not unusual to see some over-run on budgets for large capital projects like this, it is…

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