It is no doubt my age.. but I have an acute sense of deja vu!
As from 1 July 2016, we have ‘reverted’ to the old scheme of Boards of Management running our major hospitals (and geographic areas). See the Health Services Act 2016 + the 30 June 16 Government Gazette. We now have a North Metropolitan Health Service etc.
The consequence, if I am right, is that the Minister for Health (not in this context the MP, but the entity incorporated as the relevant hospital board), was abolished and from 1 July 2016, any existing liability has transferred to the ‘new’ Board. Strictly speaking, this should require an application to add/substitute the ‘new’ defendant. I understand RiskCover are taking a pragmatic approach, to existing proceedings (provided served).
Anyone needing help with such an application, how to plead the transmission, let me know.. happy to help (I’ve been here before!)