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HSE admits €50m extra cuts will severely hit care in the west, Irish Indepndent, Wed Sept 29th

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment

But HSE management and medical consultants acknowledged yesterday that the drastic cost-savings would inevitably impact on patient care.

In Galway yesterday, the regional director of operations for HSE West, John Hennessy, told members of the Regional Health Forum that no hospital in the area from Limerick to Donegal — it has a population of one million — would be exempt from the pruning.

“It would be incorrect of me to say it wouldn’t impact in some way on services . . . you can’t take this level of funding out of the health service without impacting on certain frontline services,” Mr Hennessy said.(more)