Is the Chief Medical Officers Position Tenable

ruman

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So the Irish Times last week revealed how the DOH falsely claimed the Madden Report recommended a voluntary disclosure policy after lobbying by unamed vested interest groups.

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/less-shouting-and-more-legislating-by-tds-would-have-served-vicky-phelan-better-1.3484490

Since then we have learnt that the same individual has known about the HSE "pause letters" policy since 2016 but failed to inform Minister Simon Harris.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/top-health-officials-knowledge-of-cervicalcheck-policy-revealed-1.3496691?utm_source=morning_digest&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_digest


Can he continue and more importantly can Minister Harris hope to reform our Health Service with this individual in such a Senior position ?
 


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CervicalCheck: Ministers ‘not informed of delays in telling women’

No Ministers were informed about delays in telling women the results of cervical cancer screening audits, the Department of Health chief medical officer has said.

Dr Tony Holohan also told the Oireachtas health committee that the decision not to escalate the issue further up the line was “reasonable and fair”.
Well .. thats Leo et al all off the hook then??
 
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So the Irish Times last week revealed how the DOH falsely claimed the Madden Report recommended a voluntary disclosure policy after lobbying by unamed vested interest groups.

https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/less-shouting-and-more-legislating-by-tds-would-have-served-vicky-phelan-better-1.3484490

Since then we have learnt that the same individual has known about the HSE "pause letters" policy since 2016 but failed to inform Minister Simon Harris.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/top-health-officials-knowledge-of-cervicalcheck-policy-revealed-1.3496691?utm_source=morning_digest&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_digest


Can he continue and more importantly can Minister Harris hope to reform our Health Service with this individual in such a Senior position ?
No, he should step down immediately.
 

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I cannot get my head around their thinking here, how could they have thought that a voluntary disclosure policy would be better for patients? Is that not obviously just about avoiding it being a legal requirement to get medics off the hook.
How come they managed to persuade our eminent politicians not to make it a legal requirement? What possible justification is there for that decision?
It seems we need a cull of the DoJ and DoH/HSE, how long before we find similar screwed up thinking in other Depts?
 

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I have more than a vague idea of how the Public service works, and in my opinion, the only way this would not have been brought to the attention of people at the highest level is if there was a specifical instruction not to.
By people at very very high levels.
But it is most unlikely that an instruction of this sort would have been put in writing.
 

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As if we are going to believe holahan. His word is in the mire at this stage.
 

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Harris is another Cowen. A Cowen with a better suit, and a posher accent.
 

hollandia

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And the doomsters of p.ie want more and more money thrown at the HSE.
No. We want accountibility, and more efficient spend of HSE money. Large payouts due to incompetence, along with legal fees are not an efficient use of taxpayers money. Clampit.
 

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No. We want accountibility, and more efficient spend of HSE money. Large payouts due to incompetence, along with legal fees are not an efficient use of taxpayers money. Clampit.
Exactly.

But it seems the more money we throw at the HSE the worse the accountability.

Longer lists
Longer wait times
More scandals
More nurses leaving
 

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We should ALL cancel our private healthcare tomorrow and see what happens.

No skipping. No profit for healthcare providers. No public private divide. No keeping beds filled to benefit from €1000 a night from private patients etc....
 

carlovian

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Exactly.

But it seems the more money we throw at the HSE the worse the accountability.

Longer lists
Longer wait times
More scandals
More nurses leaving
You are blaming the extra money ?

Not decades of mismanagement ?

Seems Fg are now putting back in the HSE committee that they got rid of a few years ago.

Is there a plan there ?
 

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Blaming ?

Mismanagement absolutely.

But more money enables these people get wage increases, extra expenses etc every year.

They will never be SORTED if a major restructure isn`t commenced.
 

deepness

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Blaming ?

Mismanagement absolutely.

But more money enables these people get wage increases, extra expenses etc every year.

They will never be SORTED if a major restructure isn`t commenced.

And what the hell have your posse of Leo, Harris and Reilly done to make any significant change in the last 7 years.

Damn all , thats what. Made it worse if anything.
 

hollandia

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Exactly.

But it seems the more money we throw at the HSE the worse the accountability.

Longer lists
Longer wait times
More scandals
More nurses leaving
How about some legislation that will introduce accountability? Ye lads have yer hands on the tiller.
 

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And what the hell have your posse of Leo, Harris and Reilly done to make any significant change in the last 7 years.

Damn all , thats what. Made it worse if anything.
Made it worse.

Sure didn`t your shower of < .................... > set it up ?
 

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We should ALL cancel our private healthcare tomorrow and see what happens.

No skipping. No profit for healthcare providers. No public private divide. No keeping beds filled to benefit from €1000 a night from private patients etc....
A substantial proportion of the work force would leave the country. And they would bring their PRSI contributions with them - even though their PRSI contributions are no use.
 


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