Statement from the Department of Health and Children – Meeting with ICTU
Commenting today after his meeting with ICTU, the Minister for Health and Children Micheál Martin TD said it was a constructive meeting at which ICTU was briefed on the process currently underway between the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the Dublin Area Teaching Hospitals. The Department of Health and Children will be having a further meeting with the ERHA and the DATHS at the end of next week. The Minister will be maintaining ongoing contact with ICTU.
The Department of Health and Children and ICTU agreed that a process would begin that would facilitate regular consultation and allow issues of difficulty be approached on a partnership basis as outlined in Sustaining Progress.
The Minister will be meeting ICTU again shortly to specifically discuss a number of issues relating to the reform and restructuring of the health service.