What does the programme for Government have to offer health and mental health? There is a combination of broad aspiration, of the type we are used to (...)

Sir, – The new Government is to put some additional money into reducing waiting lists. That has a familiar sound. Furthermore, it is going to abolish (...)

Under the new programme for government, expected to be published this week, hospital services will be run by statutory trusts which will own their assets and manage the recruitment of their own staff. File photograph: Getty Images

The Government is planning to “dismantle” the HSE and replace it over time with a new health commission. Under the new programme for government, expe(...)

Agreed annual performance targets are to be linked to new activity-based funding

The Government is planning to “dismantle” the HSE which will in time evolve into a new Health Commission. Under the new programme for government, expe(...)