Approval for New Hospital Licensing Framework Welcomed

Private Hospitals Association Welcomes Government Approval for New Hospital Licensing Framework Patient Safety & Licensing Bill – Essential to Improve Standards of Care in Hospitals The expected announcement today of Cabinet’s approval of the Heads of the Patient Safety & Licensing Bill represents an important step, particularly in the bid to raise performance standards in…

PHA Welcomes Extra NTPF Funding for Waiting Lists in Budget 2018

Private Hospitals Association Welcomes Extra NTPF Funding for Waiting Lists But Budget 2018 ‘A Missed Opportunity’ In Ignoring Key Sláintecare Recommendation   Responding to today’s Budget announcement, the Private Hospitals Association has welcomed the commitment to spend €50M on tackling waiting lists through the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF). CEO Simon Nugent said “While acknowledging…

PHA calls for Hospital Waiting List Summit

PHA calls for Hospital Waiting List Summit – Minister Harris must disrupt Waiting List Apathy – End Groundhog Day for Waiting Patients – Crisis in Danger of Becoming Normalised    Statement by Simon Nugent, Chief Executive of the Private Hospitals Association   Chief Executive of the PHA, Simon Nugent says it’s like a chronic Groundhog…

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…