VARADKAR: LESS HOSPITAL BEDS WILL PUT THEM UNDER PRESSURE

    We now know why the health service is in a mess. Varadkar has dropped the PR spin and revealed his true philosophy. He said ‘when they have more beds and more resources, that’s what kind of slows it down. Because they [hospital staff] don’t feel as much under pressure.’ The INMO estimates that…

The Irish Health System: Unequal, Unworkable, Unfair

Unaffordable GP care. Two year consultant waiting lists. Bed shortages. Staff shortages. Ambulance shortages. Unsafe working conditions. Patients seriously ill on trolleys. Chronically underfunded critical care. Soaring health insurance costs. Infection-riddled hospitals. Insufficient acute rehabilitation. Dangerously overworked medical staff. A&E closures. Abusive residential care environments. Declining doctor to patient ratios. This is the Irish healthcare…