CRUCIAL talks between hospitals and highly paid consultants aimed at cutting long waiting lists for sick children-have been stalled for more than six months. Internal documents obtained by the Irish Independent have uncovered widespread confusion behind the Health Service Executive (HSE)-led drive as 1,287 children languish on waiting lists.
Meridian Productivity consultants were hired by the HSE to promote more efficient use of hospital theatres in the three children’s hospitals in Dublin. It followed a damning report by Meridian showing Our Lady’sHospital for Sick Children, Crumlin; Temple St Hospital; and National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght; were significantly under-using operating theatres. (Independent) >>>