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