Despite the hefty cut to the health budget in the year ahead, the HSE Service Plan launched in Christmas week provides some rare optimism for 2011. By Sara Burke
HSE CEO Cathal McGee (pictured) launched the HSE Service Plan for 2011 three days before Christmas. Once again the HSE is planning to improve patient care with less money and fewer staff. So what, if anything, is different about this plan and can they really do it without hurting patient care?