Social Democrats to reveal plans for “Irish NHS” at Tallaght meeting tonight

Róisín Shortall TD, co-leader of the Social Democrats, will address a public meeting on universal and community healthcare in The Old Mill Bar tonight.

At the meeting, Deputy Shortall, who chairs the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare, will set out the Social Democrats’ vision for “an Irish NHS”.

Dr. James Gray, Emergency Medicine Consultant at Tallaght Hospital and Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin, will also speak at the event.

The public meeting has been organised by the Dublin South West branch of the Social Democrats.

Commenting ahead of the meeting, Deputy Shortall said:

“Health reform is a key priority for the Social Democrats.

“Our aim is to build an Irish National Health Service: a publicly-funded service that is accessible to all, improves health outcomes, and reduces the cost of delivering high-quality healthcare.

“This public meeting is timely, given the ongoing focus on hospital overcrowding and waiting lists during the busy winter months.”

Meeting starts at 7.30pm in The Old Mill Bar tonight.

For more information, contact Social Democrats on [email protected]

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