HSE West Service Plan will slash services and hit patients – Ó Caoláin
Sinn Féin Health & Children spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has said the HSE West Regional Service Plan will slash services and hit patient care hard in 2012. He said:
“The HSE West Regional Service Plan will slash public health services across the board in the largest of the HSE regions geographically, stretching from south Limerick to north Donegal and from north Leitrim to Connamara. Patient care throughout the region will be hit hard.
“Cuts of €104.8 million are to be made in 2012 in a region that has experienced some of the worst of the health cuts of recent years.
“The plan reveals that the West will see 683 staff retiring at the end of February with further job cuts imposed before the end of the year.