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# Special Delivery Unit

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# Leaders' Questions
Taoiseach: Name a predecessor of mine who took time to talk to homeless people?
Enda Kenny hit back at criticism of the government’s policy in relation to homelessness during Leaders’ Questions this morning.
# Special Delivery Unit
Special Delivery Unit director’s consultancy paid €50k for advice
The SDU has spent €1.7 million in total on consultancies since it was set up in 2011 by Health Minister James Reilly.
# Health
Minister for Health "winning the war on trolley numbers"
New figures show that there were almost 10,000 fewer people on trolleys so far this year.
# Health
€160k consultant appointed to Special Delivery Unit
Health Minister James Reilly has appointed a consultant to work within his Special Delivery Unit – not an advisor as was claimed. Lis Nixon will be paid more than €160,000 in her new role.
# Health
Nine hospitals carrying debts of €500k because of funding delay
Medical Independent reveals that funding for scheme to purchase private nursing home beds has been delayed.
# Waiting Lists
Surgery waiting lists to be cut to 9 months by 2013 - Reilly
The health minister has unveiled ambitious new plans for the Special Delivery Unit, lowering the maximum time for treatment.
# Hospitals
Dept of Health to give €3 million to hospitals - but "crisis situation" remains
The general secretary of the INMO said the money is welcomed – but that Ireland’s Emergency Departments are in a “crisis situation”.
# Waiting Lists
No patient to wait longer than 12 months for treatment
Health Minister James Reilly has instructed all public hospitals to ensure by the end of 2011 that no patient is waiting more than a year – if they don’t, their budgets will be cut.
# Health
New agency set up to cope with hospital waiting lists
Some of the National Treatment Purchase Fund’s role will be taken over by the new Special Delivery Unit, which will focus on eliminating patient waiting lists.