Programme for Government health commitments, potentially ‘revolutionary’

Posted in Blog by saraburke on March 20, 2011

The first sentence in the health section the new programme for government reads ‘this government is the first in the history of the State that is committed to developing a universal, single tier health services, which guarantees access to medical care based on need, not income’. The opening line of the full document refers to a ‘democratic revolution’ that took place on election day, how with the stroke of a pen the public had demanded change.  (more…)

Reconfiguration can be good for your health

Posted in Articles by saraburke on September 29, 2010

See here for article by from the Irish Times on 27 September last ‘reconfiguration’ or below. A new low-key, bottom-up healthcare initiative might at last deliver safe treatment to patients if budget cuts don’t derail it. Comments most welcome. (more…)