A REPORT into Northern Ireland’s out-of-date health system recommends a radical shake-up.
Sir Liam Donaldson says an international panel should be drafted in to bring the health system in the province into the 21st century.
That includes the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast City Hospital and the Mater Hospital in in the Belfast Trust area.
DUP Health Minister Jim Wells has welcomed the report’s findings.
It is one of ten recommendations he has made following a eight month review of the Health Service in the North.
Sir Liam says that there are two many hospital.
And the former Chief Medical Officer in Britain says those living in rural communities get a worse service that those living in cities.
He says patients being admitted at 4 am in the morning get a worse service than if they were treated at 4 pm.
The author says that those at the top running the province’s health service are paid less than their counterparts in the rest of the UK slamming that as “penny wise, pound foolish”.