Fine Gael Meath East TD, Regina Doherty,welcomed yesterday’s Government announcement that it had approved the Heads of a Bill which will see the formal abolition of the Board of the Health Service Executive and the establishment of a new Directorate structure for the organisation.
“Yesterdays approval by the Government to bring about major changes to the governance of the HSE is a key step along the road to the establishment of a health service that has as its highest value the best outcomes for patients."
“The intention is to put in place a system of Universal Health Insurance ending the current “two-tier” system and ensuring access for patients on the basis of need rather than means. "
“The new Directorate Structure of the HSE will provide a new administrative architecture designed to guide the organisation towards the roll out of Universal Health Insurance.
"This Government reform reflects the need for greater operational management focus on the delivery of key services and greater transparency about funding, service delivery and accountability."