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Varadkar attempt to rewrite history on UHI “just dishonest” – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has responded to comments this morning from the Minster for Health where he suggested that the Programme for Government wasn’t as strong on its commitment to Universal Health Insurance as Fine Gael had been in the 2011 General Election. Read More

Questions remain about response to damning Portlaoise Hospital report – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has called on the Health Minister and the HSE to address a number of very serious questions that remain about a damning internal HSE report into Portlaoise Hospital carried out last year. Read More

Varadkar Should Finally Confirm Abandonment of Health Policy – FF

Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Billy Kelleher TD has asked the Health Minister to finally confirm that he has formally abandoned the central health policy commitment on which his party fought the last election. Read More

Lack of GP uptake in Under 6s scheme highlights botched Govt strategy – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has said the lack of GPs signing up to deliver the Under 6 Free GP care shows the Government’s implementation of the policy has failed. Read More

Queue skipping breaks policy but length of waiting lists highlights broken promises – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has said the Government is failing thousands of patients left languishing on hospital waiting lists after four years of failed policies and bogus budgets. Read More

Government completely dishonest on Portlaoise – FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has said: “It is entirely clear that the government’s 2011 decision on the status of Portlaoise hospital was fundamentally dishonest. It was a political decision taken for local political advantage. Read More

Patient Safety Authority another broken promise – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has accused the Government of failing patients by not establishing the long-promised Patient Safety Authority. Read More

Govt’s decision to dismantle role of NTPF coming home to roost – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has said the reality of deeply flawed decisions taken by the Government on the health service have seen waiting lists spiral out of control. Read More

Who Will Be Held Accountable for Portlaoise Tragedies?

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher TD has called on Minister Leo Varadkar to spell out in clear terms how he proposes to establish who was responsible for the litany of problems at Portlaoise Hospital and what he is doing to ensure that those who had responsibility are held accountable. Read More

Government gave up on hope of retaining Irish nurses two years ago – Kelleher

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Health Billy Kelleher has said Irish nurses are being attracted to the NHS not simply on the basis of money but also because of the government’s attitude to the profession. Read More

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