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Incompetent HSE rewards failure

Underpaid clinicians are routinely undermined by bungling bureaucrats with their 'jobs for life', writes Dr Ruairi Hanley

Dr Ruairi Hanley

Published 27/10/2013 | 01:55

DESTINATION OF CHOICE: Irish doctors are increasingly heading to Australia, a country where their profession is respected and not routinely blackguarded
DESTINATION OF CHOICE: Irish doctors are increasingly heading to Australia, a country where their profession is respected and not routinely blackguarded

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.

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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.

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