The Road to Recovery?

This evening a debate is due to take place in Seanad Éireann to discuss the future of the HSE. Last week, the Labour Party announced a set of proposals to reform the HSE. It has now put forward a motion to the Seanad seeking it’s support in facilitating reform of how healthcare is delivered in Ireland.

Senator Alex White leader of the Labour group in the Seanad writes “The motion is not a personal attack on the Minister, the Government or anyone else, nor is it a retreading of old arguments; it is comprised of a positive set of proposals regarding how the HSE can be reformed.”

The wording of the motion and the Labour Party’s six step recovery plan can be found here.

You can learn more about the Labour’s plans for reforming the HSE by clicking here.

Having listened to RTE’s recent Prime Time investigation into the HSE where our health service was described as a poorly integrated, fragmented, poorly structured, inadequately resourced, appallingly planned service, I think the HSE would do well to take heed of some positive suggestions.

I welcome any debate which facilitates the best way forward for our health service. Otherwise the road ahead looks depressingly bleak.

5 Responses to The Road to Recovery?

  1. Grannymar says:

    Talking is better than doing nothing. I hope it starts the ball rolling.

  2. Talk is cheap …. action costs money …..

  3. Baino says:

    I dunno Steph, we seem to have a load of ‘talks’ , ‘summits’, Senate Enquiries . . the results seem a long time coming. I hope it’s not the case in Ireland.

  4. Here’s hoping something comes of the talking, Steph. It’s a starting point at least – trouble is, too often it’s also an ending point. Here’s hoping action arises from these talks.

  5. Steph says:

    Thanks! folks

    I’m afraid I despair of the HSE. It’s needs root and branch reform at a ground floor, practical level. They have completely lost sight of the needs of the patient.

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