DFI holds briefing for its Members on the Regional Health Areas with Liam Woods of the HSE

May 10 2023, 02:23pm

DFI Liam Woods

We held a briefing between our members and Liam Woods, HSE lead for the development of the Regional Health Areas, RHA, on Friday 5 May.  This was an opportunity to hear about the development of the new structures and to raise issues/areas of concern. 

The RHAs are part of the realisation of SláinteCare; collapsing the existing seven hospital groups and nine Community Health Organisations into six new Regional Health Areas. The RHA implementation plan which will go to government for approval later this summer. Work will then commence on the implementation programme.

DFI’s Emer Begley and Allen Dunne are engaging with the HSE/DoH RHA team and have attended several daylong workshops to inform it’s development. DFI will also join a new RHA Integrated Service Delivery Workstream Group, where we will continue to raise issues of concern and seek clarity on the new structure.