Vote from 29/01/2014
The following motion was moved by Deputy Billy Kelleher
That Dáil Éireann agrees that the 2014 National Service Plan of the Health Service Executive is inadequate to meet fully all of the growing demands being placed on the health services and that the lack of sufficient resources will not be in the best interests of patient care and this is already evident in accident and emergency departments.
Debate resumed on amendment No. 1:
To delete all words after "Dáil Éireann" and substitute the following:"agrees that the 2014 national service plan provides a comprehensive basis for the Health Service Executive, HSE, to continue to deliver safe and high quality health and social care services to the general public throughout the year;
notes that the overriding priority reflected throughout the 2014 national service plan, at a time of undoubted financial constraint, is the commitment to patient safety;
notes that the HSE has set the advancement and implementation of the Government's programme of health reform at the centre of its service planning for 2014; and
notes, in particular, the progress that has been made in reducing the waiting times for patients on trolleys in emergency departments, with a reduction of 8,814 in the year to 27 December 2013, down 34% from 2011."
- (Minister for Health)