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Content: Mills meets public service commissioner for services to health and social care. A spokesman for Health Minister Eric Hoskins confirmed to the Daily Herald the appointment on Monday afternoon.
Dutifully checking his Twitter account today I was shocked to see a message from the Minister stating that I had been nominated to be Minister of Health.
It would not be inappropriate for the minister to read the full text of this message. This is a terrible insult to the public services that you represent.
You say “we are working with you on the best ways to make our services the most competitive in the developed world”. You seem like you are working from some very old political playbook to try and make this happen.
A number of our hospitals and emergency services and mental health workers have seen a serious decline in funding over the past few years. This is due to falling patient numbers. But, you are saying that we should cut other critical services to keep our hospitals competitive.
As I said earlier, the minister should be very careful what he chooses to do with these cuts because I am not convinced we can afford more cuts. As an example, the minister said at the weekend that he was happy to let a number of hospitals close because we “will be spending less money.”
I would like to ask the minister to explain how we can continue to save money, because I can certainly understand that this is a critical priority and that we have tried hard to make it so over the past two and a half years.
However, on this question of cutting other services to keep up with rising costs, it seems like the minister is going for it, just to be popular and push his narrow-minded agenda.
I am sure that the minister has put this issue before the public and to a large degree he has failed to engage with it. The public will not tolerate any political interference, and I am sure they will not forgive the minister if he decides not to listen to them.
I am looking forward to responding to your reply.
The minister did not respond immediately to request for comment.
The comments come hours after the health ministry confirmed it had made a $50 million commitment to run a pilot project that tests different medicines in a group of pregnant women who have been diagnosed with endometriosis.
The pilot project will run for 12 months.
The decision by the Health Minister to invest in a pilot project aimed at developing drugs for endometriosis is the first time he is supporting this new project.
The move to fund the endometriosis trial comes in the midst of criticism in the health sector over a decision to increase funding to two groups of patients, one of whom had endometriosis, so that some doctors could prescribe certain medications
Environment centre calls for more transparency in hospital admissions, delays to treatment
‘The patients in the centre would not get their day in court,’ she said.
‘They were left to fend for themselves, and the nurses were under pressure.
‘We have to be more careful now: we need to have more transparency in our systems to make sure we don’t put patients at unnecessary risk.’
Mr Roberts said hospital staff should not be judged by what they did, adding that they should be judged on what they cared for.
The High Court will hear an appeal from the hospital in October.