NHI statement: Appointment of Deputy Leo Varadkar as Minister for Health

 

11th July 2014

 

Nursing Homes Ireland today noted the appointment of Deputy Leo Varadkar to position of Minister for Health. Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO stated: “We acknowledge the appointment of Deputy Varadkar to this critical portfolio. NHI takes the opportunity to wish the Minister well in this post and looks forward to engaging with the incoming Minister on the ongoing challenges surrounding provision of care for our rapidly ageing population. We will be seeking the establishment of a forum to tackle the issue of older population’s healthcare requirements and the development of a strategy for the care of older persons.”

 

Tadhg Daly, NHI CEO, is available for further comment. Contact Michael McGlynn, NHI Communications & Research Officer, at (01) 4292570 or 087 9082970. 

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