Assurances needed over abortion services in religious run hospitals

Assurances needed over abortion services in religious run hospitals

00 “The Minister for Health needs to scotch any suggestions that patients will be denied vital services that they are legally entitled to under future laws that are based on the recommendations of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment which are based on...
Minister for Health must come clean over Sláintecare health plan

Minister for Health must come clean over Sláintecare health plan

00   The Taoiseach and the Minister for Finance need to accept that the reform programme will need a dedicated funding stream of its own, and if they are serious about reform and improving things for patients, this funding must be provided in this year’s budget....
Clarity Needed on Sláintecare Appointment

Clarity Needed on Sláintecare Appointment

03   “It is now time for the government to commit to fully funding Sláintecare. We are still waiting on the Government to agree their official response to the plan, despite it being promised before last Christmas” Róisín Shortall TD, Co-Leader of the Social Democrats...
Vulnerable older people denied Home-Help due to inadequate funding

Vulnerable older people denied Home-Help due to inadequate funding

00 Vulnerable older people denied Home-Help due to inadequate funding  The average weekly cost for home-support services is €160. This is a fraction of the weekly cost of the average nursing home which is over €1,000 per week. Social Democrats co-leader Róisín...