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Independent Review Group & Private Practice in Public Hospitals


Department of Health (Ireland)

Subject Keywords: health, population, ireland, government
Topic: Fuel Poverty
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Catalogue: Organisations
Type: Contact/Organisation
Region: Republic of Ireland

The Minister for Health established an Independent Review Group to conduct an impact analysis on the separation of private practice from the public hospital system, with a view to practical approaches that can be taken to removing private practice from public hospitals, the impacts that this will have, what timeframe might apply and how to phase it over time.

On December 14th 2017, the Independent Review Group launched a public consultation seeking views from members of the public and from interested parties on the current arrangements in relation to private practice in public hospitals; on the future direction that might apply; and on suggestions in relation to transitional arrangements to give effect to the future direction. In particular, the Group invited submissions related to the following themes:

A copy of the submissions received can be viewed via the links below.






Rights: Department of Health (Ireland)
Suggested citation:

Department of Health (Ireland). (2018) Independent Review Group & Private Practice in Public Hospitals [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 22nd August 2019].


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