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2016 health plan not worth the paper it’s written on – Adams

6 February, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said this morning that revelations in this morning’s Irish Examiner that senior government officials removed warnings made by the HSE Director General in the HSE’s 2016 plan that the health service is facing its most difficult year in a decade due to a chronic lack of money are “utterly shocking” and that Fine Gael has been caught once again trying to hoodwink the electorate.

Deputy Adams said:

“It is utterly shocking that senior government officials removed warnings from the HSE Director General that the health service is facing its most difficult year in a decade due to a chronic lack of funding.  

“On the first day of the campaign, Fine Gael were exposed as having cooked the books in relation to the fiscal space and today they have been caught out once again trying to hoodwink the electorate. It is clear that Fine Gael’s 2016 health plan is not worth the paper it’s written on.

“Fine Gael have failed to deliver on their election promise to deliver a completely new health service. We have had the highest numbers on trolleys since records began, the longest A&E waiting times in Europe, their universal health insurance plan ended in disaster and they failed to deliver free GP care.

“Tomorrow, Sinn Féin will set out a fully costed, detailed plan to end the chaos in our hospitals and deliver universal health care.” 

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