Local TD says the introduction of regional health areas should be used to transform healthcare in North West

A Sligo Leitrim TD says that although the salaries which will be paid to HSE management under a new structure seems high it will provide an opportunity to help streamline management structures within the Health System.


Six new regional health areas are coming on stream as the health service is restructured.


The new RHA’s will be rolled out on a phased basis from next February through to 2025.


Health Minister Stephen Donnelly says the RHA’s will plan, fund, manage and deliver integrated care for people in their region, and will see the integration of hospital and community healthcare services.


It’s recently been reported that those heading up the six new Regions will be paid up to €257,000 each.



Speaking to Ocean FM Deputy Martin Kenny says that at present there are too many layers of management within the HSE doubling on each other.




He says the new structure needs to address this immediately: