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#Special Delivery Unit

# special-delivery-unit - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Taoiseach: Name a predecessor of mine who took time to talk to homeless people?

Enda Kenny hit back at criticism of the government’s policy in relation to homelessness during Leaders’ Questions this morning.

# special-delivery-unit - Friday 14 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Every day TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

Special Delivery Unit director’s consultancy paid €50k for advice

The SDU has spent €1.7 million in total on consultancies since it was set up in 2011 by Health Minister James Reilly.

# special-delivery-unit - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Minister for Health "winning the war on trolley numbers"

New figures show that there were almost 10,000 fewer people on trolleys so far this year.

# special-delivery-unit - Thursday 19 April, 2012

€160k consultant appointed to Special Delivery Unit

Health Minister James Reilly has appointed a consultant to work within his Special Delivery Unit – not an advisor as was claimed. Lis Nixon will be paid more than €160,000 in her new role.

# special-delivery-unit - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay

Medical Independent reveals that funding for scheme to purchase private nursing home beds has been delayed.

# special-delivery-unit - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Surgery waiting lists to be cut to 9 months by 2013 - Reilly

The health minister has unveiled ambitious new plans for the Special Delivery Unit, lowering the maximum time for treatment.

# special-delivery-unit - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

Dept of Health to give €3 million to hospitals - but "crisis situation" remains

The general secretary of the INMO said the money is welcomed – but that Ireland’s Emergency Departments are in a “crisis situation”.

# special-delivery-unit - Friday 29 July, 2011

No patient to wait longer than 12 months for treatment

Health Minister James Reilly has instructed all public hospitals to ensure by the end of 2011 that no patient is waiting more than a year – if they don’t, their budgets will be cut.

# special-delivery-unit - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

New agency set up to cope with hospital waiting lists

Some of the National Treatment Purchase Fund’s role will be taken over by the new Special Delivery Unit, which will focus on eliminating patient waiting lists.