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Jerome Reilly: Public service exodus has potential to prove deadly

If essential staff are allowed to walk, the health service will be plunged into chaos, writes Jerome Reilly

Published 29/01/2012 | 05:00

The exodus from the public service, approximately some 7,500, is fast descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly fiasco.

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Robbed of many experienced and essential public servants mid-career, the promised savings to the taxpayer have been exposed as a myth and the health service will be plunged into a period of chaos.

Try not to get sick in the next few months -- and if you live in the Mid-Western Region where a quarter of all midwives will be gone by February 29, stock up on prophylactics.

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