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HSE To Split Into Regional Health Boards

Jack Quann
Jack Quann

5:02 PM - 17 Jul 2019



The Health Minister says no one believes the HSE can continue as it is.

It comes as Cabinet has approved a major shake-up of the structure of the health service that will see it split into six regional health boards.

The idea is to give more power and autonomy to individuals in the health service at a local level.

Health Minister Simon Harris says it's part of a wider change being brought under Sláintecare.

"I think it's fair to say - we've got to be honest with each other - nobody believes that the HSE can continue in the way that it is.

"Patients don't believe it, staff don't believe it, I don't believe it.

"We need less bureaucracy, we need more accountability - and crucially, we need fewer layers between the patient and the health service".

Area A will include Dublin North, Meath, Louth, Cavan and Monaghan.

Area B will be made up of the most counties: a part of Dublin South, Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Longford.

Area C will provide services for part of Dublin South, as well as Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary South and Waterford.

Cork and Kerry are classified as Area D, while Area E is made up of Limerick, Tipperary North and Clare.

And Area F will provide services to Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Leitrim and Donegal.



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