Primary care list altered evening before launch.
The Irish Times carries more revelations from the primary care centres fiasco that saw two care centres in Minister for Health, James Reilly’s constituency added to the list without recommendation by the HSE or Junior Minister Roisín Shorthall. Shorthall resigned on foot of the revelations.
“There are now 36 locations. Ballaghaderreen is new . . . Kilkenny is new, Castlecomer is out, Oranmore is out,” the memo stated. It was sent at 11:55am, almost 1½ hours after that week’s Cabinet meeting started…Swords ranked 130th in this list while Balbriggan ranked 44th. Ballaghaderreen, which was the subject of lobbying by two Government politicians, ranked 244th, while Kilkenny was ranked in 151st position.
Full Story Here – Irish Times article by Martin Wall and Paul Cullen