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Consultation on alignment of CHOs and Hospital Groups begins

By Mindo - 29th Mar 2018 | 3 views

In a statement the Department of Health said this consultation is part of the implementation of the Sláintecare Report.

“The Sláintecare Report proposes a new model of care for Ireland, under which the right care is delivered, by the right person, in the right place, at the right time,” said Minister Harris at the launch of the consultation today.

“Primary and community care must be at the heart of our healthcare system, and that care must also be integrated across settings and must be safe and of high quality.

“The alignment of CHOs and Hospital Groups is set out as one of the fundamental principles underpinning the healthcare reforms in the Sláintecare Report. This relationship between CHOs and HGs is critical in the pursuit of connected care and patient-centred service delivery.

“The Sláintecare Report recommends achieving alignment with minimum disruption and with a focus on using CHOs and community healthcare as the core unit of health service coordination and provision.”

Members of the public and interested organisations can make submissions on the consultation process until the 23 May on the Department’s website at

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