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    This Week on Radio 1 just covered yet another story about James and the bumping up of ... no ... not health centres this time but hospital upgrades in Kilkenny and Wexford. Ministers Howlin and Hogan announced the great news to their constituencies before the HSE had signed off on the decision.

    I'm sure we'll yet again hear accusations of cronyism and demands that the Minister resign, which will again be ignored. As more details become available of the latest scandal to hit James Reilly, please feel free to add to this thread.

    I wonder what Cather Magee ex-CEO of the HSE is thinking right now ...

    "Hospital upgrades in the constituencies of two Cabinet colleagues were accelerated in the HSE Capital Plan at the behest of the Minister for Health, RTÉ's This Week programme has learned under documents released under the Freedom of Information Act."

    This Week has seen the letter, which informs Principal Officer Jim Breslin of the need for extra money if the upgrades to the emergency departments in the two hospitals are to be completed on the timelines announced by Ministers Howlin and Hogan. In the case of Wexford General Hospital, the HSE informed the Dept of Health that an extra €20m would be needed for the building works, while just over €14m would be needed for Kilkenny.

    Approval of this funding had to be sanctioned by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

    An exchange of emails between the HSE Director of Estates and the Department of Health reveals an additional €12m was ultimately approved for Wexford General Hospital by Mr Howlin's department, while improvements in Kilkenny were to be financed by "efficiencies" in other hospital equipment budgets".

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0127/364743-hospital/
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    I wonder how the people of Waterford and their representatives feel about this news. Waterford hospital is being downgraded while its neighbours are enhanced. They never really had a chance with Howlin and Hogan pulling off a pincer manoeuvre on them.

    Nice but of road investment going into Wexford as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cato View Post
    I wonder how the people of Waterford and their representatives feel about this news. Waterford hospital is being downgraded while its neighbours are enhanced. They never really had a chance with Howlin and Hogan pulling off a pincer manoeuvre on them.

    Nice but of road investment going into Wexford as well.
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    Is this the new a&e in wexford..?
    Cos this was planned under the last administration...simply was confirmed by Howlin!!..(much an all as he'd like the credit it for it)...

    No Reilly fan...but this smacks of old news...
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    Is this the new a&e in wexford..?
    Cos this was planned under the last administration...simply was confirmed by Howlin!!..(much an all as he'd like the credit it for it)...

    No Reilly fan...but this smacks of old news...
    Both I think had made it to planning stage, like many many other projects. The bumping bit is the issue it appears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    Is this the new a&e in wexford..?
    Cos this was planned under the last administration...simply was confirmed by Howlin!!..(much an all as he'd like the credit it for it)...

    No Reilly fan...but this smacks of old news...
    There were plenty of these 'planned' under the last administration, it is political interference in the process with the aim to bumping up certain facilities to the top of the list which is the real issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Radio 1 just covered yet another story about James and the bumping up of ... no ... not health centres this time but hospital upgrades in Kilkenny and Wexford. Ministers Howlin and Hogan announced the great news to their constituencies before the HSE had signed off on the decision.

    I'm sure we'll yet again hear accusations of cronyism and demands that the Minister resign, which will again be ignored. As more details become available of the latest scandal to hit James Reilly, please feel free to add to this thread.

    I wonder what Cather Magee ex-CEO of the HSE is thinking right now ...
    It would appear that you and others seem to think the Minister for Health should have no role in deciding where health infrastructure should be. Why do you think that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    There were plenty of these 'planned' under the last administration, it is political interference in the process with the aim to bumping up certain facilities to the top of the list which is the real issue.
    What "list". And is this "list" set in stone? Did Moses deliver it to the HSE along with the Ten Commandments?
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