Government Buildings, Dublin 2
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health launch the Sláintecare Report and announce the appointment of Laura Magahy, formerly of Temple Bar Properties, as Executive Director of Slaintecare and Tom Keane as chairman of the Slaintecare Advisory Council.
The report of the All-Party Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcaret sets out a vision for the future of healthcare over a ten-year period.
But report author Social Democrat co-leader Roisin Shorthall said::
“Ms Laura Magahy is the managing director of a private sector company, and has been associated with a number of high profile and controversial projects.
It is also noteworthy that Ms Magahy’s company, M.CO Projects ltd, has a commercial relationship with the HSE, where for example, it was paid an estimated €2.2m in 2016 by the HSE for consultancy and support services.
It is important that the Government now clarify how these commercial interests can be reconciled with Ms Magahy’s new role with Sláintecare and what her relationship with M.CO Projects will be.”
Of today’s launch. Ms Shorthall added:
“We are still waiting on the Government to agree their official response to the plan, despite it being promised before last Christmas”