The Great Irish Waiting List Paradox

Why can people on Irish public waiting lists choose to be treated in private hospitals in any EU country – except here?   Opinion Article published in the Sunday Business Post, 17 July 2017   The news last week that Irish hospital waiting lists had hit yet another all-time high, garnered relatively little media and…

PHA Comments on June NTPF numbers

Statement by Simon Nugent, Chief Executive of the Private Hospitals Association Commenting on the latest NTPF waiting list statistics published this afternoon Friday July 7 2017   Private hospitals have now begun to receive referrals from public hospitals under the treatment purchase scheme and have immediately started treating several hundred patients. This has slowed the growth…

Private Hospitals Association Says Silos in Health Services Stopping Progress for Patients

Private Hospitals Association Says Silos in Health Services Stopping Progress for Patients 20 June 2017  A silo mentality in the public health system is blinding the Government to obvious solutions for patients, according to the Private Hospitals Association  Simon Nugent, the Chief Executive of the Private Hospitals Association, told the organisation’s annual conference today in…

Too much ideology in Future Healthcare Report

Too much ideology in Future Healthcare Report, says Private Hospitals Association   ‘Opportunity Missed for Public Private Partnership’   Tuesday 30 May 2017.  The Report of the Committee on the Future of Healthcare has missed an opportunity to provide for a public-private partnership that would make progress quickly for patients, according to the Private Hospitals…

Opinion: A sale of all or part of the VHI could be a solution to the crisis in waiting lists and health-care funding, writes Simon Nugent of the Private Hospitals Association

Opinion Piece published in the Irish Times on 8 May 2017 Sale of all or part of the VHI could be a solution to the crisis in waiting lists and health-care funding, writes Simon Nugent of the Private Hospitals Association   Not for the first time, Irish healthcare is in a complex place: massive amounts of people…