“business as usual..”

In July the Northern Ireland Health minister, Michael McGimpsey, quietly told health service staff that he was reviewing the Review of Public Adminstration proposals to create a single Health Authority in place of the existing 4 Health Boards – legislation had been pencilled in for November this year. Today he’s announced that

On considering proposed RPA structures, the Minister has confirmed that:-

The current trust structures of five Health and Social Care Trusts and the Ambulance Service will remain largely as they are and

It is now unlikely that there will be any further changes to structures before April 2009, due to the requirements of the legislative timetable and the practical considerations around restructuring.

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