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# sláintecare

Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Sinn Féin's new healthcare plan promises an ‘Irish NHS’ within two terms of government
The party is also promising to make digital transformation of Ireland’s health service a priority if they get into government.
This year
HSE to be split into six new health regions next year as part of long-awaited reforms
The plan says geographical appointments and appointments new roles will be complete by this October.
In-patient fees for public hospitals scrapped from today
Patients could previously be charged up to €80 per day, with a cap of €800 per year.
Nursing home charges: Legal strategy was 'never challenged' by politicians, says top civil servant
Many medical card holders who were in long-term care between 1976 to 2005 had to pay when it should have been free.
Last year
New Sláintecare Consultant Contract will 'reduce waiting times' and 'maximise capacity in hospitals'
The Health Minister said there is a ‘need to make consultant posts attractive to fill as many as possible on a permanent basis’.
Fianna Fáil TD calls for Robert Watt to be made boss of the HSE and the Dept of Health
Barry Cowen believes it is time to share leadership between the two bodies.
Working conditions for non-consultant hospital doctors must change, senior civil servant says
The Secretary General of the Department of Health said many doctors already work longer hours than what is considered legal and safe.
The Explainer: What is Sláintecare and how does it aim to reform Ireland’s health system?
Unsure what Sláintecare is? Listen in to hear Liam Doran explain to presenter Michelle Hennessy.
Explainer: What exactly is Sláintecare? And is it working?
It’s probably the most radical overhaul of Ireland’s healthcare system ever. Five years in, what’s working? And what isn’t?
Government approves creation of new Regional Health Areas as part of Sláintecare reforms
There will be a total of six RHAs under the new plans approved by the Government.
Deferrals caused by Covid will increase hospital waiting lists this year, says Health Sec Gen
Over 1.5 million people will be added to the waiting lists this year, the Oireachtas Health Committee will hear.
All time
Three elective hospitals to be developed in Cork, Galway and Dublin to help tackle waiting lists
It is estimated that they will cater for up to 940,000 planned procedures and operations every year.
Dr Anthony O'Connor: Govt needs to admit if public-private partnerships are now the model for healthcare
The Consultant Gastroenterologist and former member of the Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council says the government is pinning the future of healthcare on the private sector.
Professor Ronán Collins: Why do we put up with the state of our hospitals?
The consultant geriatrician says the hospital model of care in Ireland is broken and Sláintecare doesn’t seem fit to fix it.
Health Minister Donnelly wants new Sláintecare consultants contract agreed ‘within weeks’
Stephen Donnelly repeated his commitment to the Sláintecare programme, which has been hit by high-profile resignations in recent weeks.
No ‘vast conspiracy’ to delay Sláintecare, committee told
Robert Watt, the secretary general of the Department of Health, faced the Health Committee alongside Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.
Government still committed to Slaintecare, says Cabinet minister
The healthcare initiative has suffered several resignations in recent weeks.
Another blow for Sláintecare as Dr Anthony O'Connor resigns from council
Dr O’Connor is the third member to step down from the programme in recent weeks.
Sláintecare Council to meet Donnelly for first time since resignations
The council is discussing the state of the project with the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly.
What's going on with the government's Sláintecare plan for the health service?
The office in charge of the reforms saw two key departures this week.
Sláintecare council members express ‘shock, regret and concern’ over resignations
The council members said they were seeking answers from the Minister for Health.
Opposition TDs call on Health Minister to explain Sláintecare resignations
Laura Magahy and Dr Tom Keane have stepped down from their roles.
One of the top officials leading Sláintecare has quit
Laura Magahy was appointed executive director in July 2018.
HSE consultants will be offered €250k wage if they focus 100% on public work and drop private practice
The new contract for consultant doctors offers increased pay levels of up to €222,460, rising further to €252,150 by July 2022.
Health changes: Drug payment scheme reduced and medical card threshold for over-70s increased
The total budget for the sector has been increased to €17.4 billion.
Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room'
The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said capacity issues need to be urgently addressed.
Harris says HSE can't continue in its current form and announces return of six regional healthcare areas
Harris described today’s announcement as the biggest restructuring of the HSE in 15 years .
New HSE board meets for the first time
Health Minister Simon Harris announced earlier this year that he would re-establish a board to oversee the HSE.
Minister for Health to investigate reports of private entrance to National Children's Hospital
It emerged this month that the facility will be built to honour a 2008 contract with consultants.
TV presenter Brendan Courtney appointed to Sláintecare implementation council
Sláintecare is the cross-party plan to overhaul the Irish health service over ten years.
Patients to be told how long they'll spend on a waiting list under new 'guarantee' scheme
The waiting list guarantee policy will kick in next year.
Doctors say emergency departments are 'death zones' due to overcrowding
The Irish Medical Organisation has said that additional resources are needed immediately.
Woman who led Temple Bar's 1990s revival chosen to lead Irish healthcare's transformation
Laura Magahy has led some other major Irish projects over the years.
Do you have what it takes to reform the Irish health service? You can apply for this job
The government needs someone to drive the 10-year plan to transform how healthcare is delivered in Ireland.
'A watershed moment': TDs have come up with a plan to radically change the healthcare system
The report on the Future of Healthcare is set to be published today.