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ESRI study underlines need for targeted investment in primary and community care in Waterford – Cullinane

24 July, 2019 - by David Cullinane TD


Sinn Féin TD for Waterford David Cullinane has welcomed the Economic and Social Research Institute report on the ‘Geographic Profile of Healthcare Needs and Non-Acute Healthcare Supply in Ireland’, stating that it underlines the large inequalities in the supply of health and social care in Waterford and highlights the need for targeted investment in our county’s primary and community care.

Deputy Cullinane said:

“The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) must be congratulated on an encompassing and extremely detailed study which lays bare the inequalities in non-acute and primary care services county by county.

“The report itself underlines the inequalities in the supply of health services and social care in Waterford and highlights the need for targeted investment in our county’s primary and community care.

“The report is very clear that healthcare supply has not been allocated according to population need and this has led to inequalities across the primary care and other non-acute services they examined across the State, especially in Waterford.

“This report underlines the need for targeted investment in Waterford primary and community care to address the inequalities we have in healthcare supply and also to have any hope in implementing Sláintecare.” 

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