Will we be toasting the success of the Sláintecare programme in 10 years’ time? That’s the €6bn euro question.

While the name is inspiring – ‘sláintecare’ meaning ‘good health care’ – will it mean that by 2028 we don’t have to put our hands in our pockets every time we see a doctor? Will it put an end to long waiting lists and trolleys on corridors, as well as those who can afford private medical insurance being seen quicker?