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Head of stroke programme condemns HSE inertia
"Widespread inertia in the health service is leaving Ireland unprepared to cope with a huge increase in the number of stroke patients over the next decade, the outgoing head of the national stroke programme has warned.
In a scathing review of progress in the programme he has led since 2010, Prof Joseph Harbison is strongly critical of resistance to change within the Health Service Executive.
Doctors have encountered “huge problems” progressing the aims of the programme, he says. Having been informed at the outset that implementation was “key” to the success of the programme, they were told by the HSE this was not their responsibility."