Donegal TD predicts ‘serious challenges’ for HSE’s 2017 plan

A Sinn Fein TD in Donegal says there are ‘serious challenges’ for the HSE’s 2017 health plan.

Finance spokesperson for the party Pearse Doherty says that the money that the government is making available to the HSE to implement their plan for the coming year is not enough.

He says despite the commitment to increase homecare packages and a 5% target to reduce emergency waiting times as announced in the plan yesterday – a crisis still lies ahead for our health service next year.

Deputy Doherty fears the additional money being made available is not enough to tackle the problems in our health system: