Access to care for patients has to be main priority for new health boards

A Sligo Leitrim TD has called for access to care for patients must be made a priority for health chiefs in the new regional health areas.


Deputy Eamon Scanlon has made the calls after the announcement that the HSE would be divided into six new regional health areas.  Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal, and Roscommon make up Area F, along with Galway and Mayo.


Deputy Scanlon says that while the detail on how these new health areas will function remains to be seen, the main priority for health bosses should be access to care for patients.