Another key step in the delivery of the new Children’s Hospital
Minister welcomes selection of Programme Director for the new children’s hospital project
Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, TD, today (28 November 2013) announced that Mr John Pollock has been selected as Programme Director of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board. The appointment of Mr Pollock is a key appointment related to the delivery of the new Children’s Hospital.
Mr Pollock will be the chief officer of the board, colloquially referred to as the “build board” – the board with the responsibility for ensuring the building of the hospital. Separately the Children’s Hospital Group, with its chief executive Eilísh Hardiman, are responsible for bringing the current children’s hospitals together to work as one. By providing for two boards with clear, distinct but interrelated responsibilities, the Government is satisfied that it gives greater effectiveness to the delivery of the hospital. Mr Pollock will work closely with, Ms Hardiman, with the HSE and with other stakeholders to deliver this priority project. Read the rest of this entry »
Check against delivery
Speech by Minister Alex White, TD on a Topical Issue Debate on the HSE Service Plan 2014. The Director General of the HSE forwarded the 2014 Service Plan to the Department of Health late yesterday evening. In accordance with the 2004 Health Act, as amended, the Minister for Health has a period of 21 days from the date of the receipt of the Plan, to either approve the Plan or seek amendment to the Plan, in consultation with the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. The question of amending the Plan might arise if, for example, the Minister was of the view that the Plan does not contain the required information or does not have sufficient regard to previous directions issued or does not accord with the policies and objectives of the Minister, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs or the Government. Read the rest of this entry »
Listen to the press conference where Minister Reilly and Minister Lynch brief the media on symphisiotomy, following today’s cabinet decision (15 mins appox).