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Northern Ireland's parties call for more cash and less administration

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7297.1268/a (Published 26 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1268
  1. Doug Payne
  1. Dublin

    Since the establishment of Northern Ireland's coalition assembly in December 1999, the province's health portfolio has been held, not without controversy, by Sinn Féin's Bairbre de Brun.

    Nevertheless, health is one of the few areas on which there is more often agreement than not, with several common themes emerging.

    Even so, differences do exist. Almost all the parties, for example, want increased resources for the care of elderly people—except Sinn Féin, which concentrates a proportionately larger part of its …

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