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I want to be Health Minister, says O’Reilly

27 April, 2017 - by Louise O'Reilly TD

In an interview with An Phoblacht this week, Sinn Féin Health spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD outlined her vision for the health services and why she wants to be Minister for Health.

Speaking during the course of the interview, Teachta O’Reilly said;

“I want to be Health Minister.  I can see the potential in our health service for change. The only person who can do this is the Minister for Health and that’s a job I would love.

“Fine Gael have plenty of right-wing, privatisation ideology but they are bereft of new ideas.

“The report card for this minister is not good but the report cards for previous ministers – including Micheál Martin, let’s not forget – wasn’t good either.

“How many Health Ministers have we heard from Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Labour down the years telling us that they know what’s wrong with the health service in the South but perpetuate a system that clearly doesn’t work?

“Sinn Féin has the vision to transform the system.

“Healthcare is a jig-saw with many pieces that need to fit together but you’ve got to have the vision, the will and the wherewithal to make that happen otherwise patients and staff will suffer.” ENDS

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