Incompetent HSE rewards failure
Underpaid clinicians are routinely undermined by bungling bureaucrats with their 'jobs for life', writes Dr Ruairi Hanley
IN 2014, the Department of Health will have a budget of at least €13.3bn. With this massive expenditure Ireland should be delivering a world-class medical service for its citizens. In my opinion, the fact that we fail miserably to do so has a very simple explanation.
The HSE is in charge.
For almost a decade, the fate of the most vulnerable people in our society has rested in the hands of an organisation that is grossly overstaffed and institutionally incompetent.