Health Service Executive (Financial Matters) Bill

[Speaking in the Seanad during Second Stage of the Health Service Executive (Financial Matters) Bill 2013] This is obviously an important way-station in the process of health care reform and, as such, I support it. We were in a situation whereby a largely unanswerable bureaucracy had been given the outsourced job of operations management of … Continue reading

Discard party politics for sake of our health

Published in the Sunday Independent on 4th January, 2009 Fine Gael did the country a service last week when they promised to implement a version of the Dutch health care system, one of the world’s best, within four years of assuming government. Taken in the context of the usual ground-shifting, waffley, and interchangeable aphorisms that … Continue reading