Simon Harris: HSE management will be removed from roles if waiting list times do not improve

The Health Minister says he will hold hospital managers to account over waiting list times.

Minister Simon Harris has warned that if HSE management does not measure up and do their job, they will be removed from their role.

It follows an RTÉ documentary which was broadcast on Monday night showing the realities of life on a waiting list for adults and children around the country.

Speaking at the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party meeting tonight, Minister Harris said HSE management should be held to account and the party could not stand over what aired on Monday.

More on this topic

Fall in hospital waiting lists 'a drop in the ocean', say consultantsFall in hospital waiting lists 'a drop in the ocean', say consultants

'Sticking plaster is not the answer' to hospital waiting lists, says consultant association'Sticking plaster is not the answer' to hospital waiting lists, says consultant association

598 people waiting for hospital beds598 people waiting for hospital beds

Nearly 560,000 waiting for treatmentNearly 560,000 waiting for treatment


More in this Section

Over 1,400 Nissan Micras recalled over airbag safety issueOver 1,400 Nissan Micras recalled over airbag safety issue

Nurse who died from Covid-19 had inspired daughters to study medicineNurse who died from Covid-19 had inspired daughters to study medicine

NI appeal court declines to intervene after same-sex marriage law changeNI appeal court declines to intervene after same-sex marriage law change

PSNI: Paramilitaries threatening violence during coronavirus should be ‘ashamed’PSNI: Paramilitaries threatening violence during coronavirus should be ‘ashamed’


Lifestyle

Currently digging your garden up? You’ve got the ‘grow your own’ bug.11 things you’ll know if you’ve suddenly become obsessed with growing your own

IN TIMES like these, when we are stuck in our houses, going out just for exercise and groceries, it can feel harder to find inspiration and motivation to make the most of the food we have already in our cupboards, fridges and pantries.Currabinny Cooks: Making the most of store cupboard ‘essentials’

More From The Irish Examiner