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Labour’s health policy, how it differs from Fine Gael, and what Sinn Fein are proposing

Posted in Blog by saraburke on February 10, 2011

Yet to blog but if you want to hear today’s health slot, click on here and scroll down to ‘Drivetime with Mary Wilson: Thursday, February 10 (6.40-7pm)’ and press play, its the first item up…

National Recovery Plan difficult for but maybe irrelevant for health

Posted in Blog by saraburke on November 26, 2010

The 4 year National Recovery Plan outlines budget cuts for health totalling €1.4 billion, 6,000 fewer staff in the public health system and patients having to pay more for essential health care. So how painful will it be in the years ahead for the health services? And will the policy aspirations actually happen given the inevitability of a change of government…

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What Mary Harney said would have to be cut from health budget

Posted in Blog by saraburke on October 26, 2010

Seven days ago at the ESRI conference on resource allocation in the health sector,  Mary Harney said that the HSE is facing cuts ‘between €600,000 and one billion’. I asked her that question on the door step – so what actually did Mary Harney say?

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ESRI evidence on health

Posted in Blog by saraburke on October 25, 2010

ESRI CEO Frances Ruane chaired an expert group on Resource Allocation in the health sector set up by Mary Harney in April 2008. They have published two volumes of research as well as the report of the working group. Here are some interesting findings from the 800 pages…

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So what if James Reilly is the next health minister?

Posted in Blog by saraburke on July 2, 2010

James Reilly has been rewarded for his staunch defence of Enda Kenny in the recent heave by being made Deputy Leader and re-appointed to the front bench in health. So what does Fine Gael’s James Reilly stand for and what will Fine Gael’s health policy mean to the Irish people? (more…)

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