A better healthcare system
We acknowledge the hard work that frontline staff in the health service face on a daily basis. We believe that reform will be delivered by working with frontline staff so that healthcare can become safer and more efficient.
We will reform the HSE along the lines recommended in the Sláintecare report. At every stage we will consult with staff on providing the best care at the most accessible level while ensuring that taxpayer funding is optimised.
Fianna Fáil’s plan to reform health service delivery
Improve morale in the health services by implementing change and tackling the challenges rather than the staff.
Corporate oversight of the HSE
Ensure that the re-established HSE Board will provide a robust corporate oversight of the HSE.
Introduce accountability legislation for HSE staff.
New disclosure legislation
Introduce mandatory disclosure legislation to ensure that all patients receive all information about their own diagnosis.
New Office for Budget Responsibility
Put in place an Office for Budget Responsibility for Health to oversee health spending and scrutinise how it is spent.
Introduce a multiannual funding for our health services.
Rebalance hospital governance
Provide for the rebalancing of hospital governance so that there is greater clinical involvement in management.
Full, open consultations
Direct the Director General of the HSE and Ministers and officials from the Department of Health to undertake a full and open consultation with the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health on what is required to meet both demographic demands and unmet needs.