Fears for funding cuts at Dublin hospital in process of linking with St Lukes

Patients and family members at St Vincent’s Hospital have been voicing their fears about potential HSE funding cuts against its governing body.

The HSE wants St Vincent s University and Private Hospitals to be governed, managed and staffed separately – and are willing to impose sanctions if the board fails to comply.

St Vincent’s Healthcare Group is refusing to do so and says it’s seeking legal advice.

St Vincents is in the process of forging links with St Lukes as part of the new hospital groupings announced last year