Saturday 23 September 2017

John Crown: Inefficiency is name of the game for HSE and troika

It is absurd to think that a focus on consultants will fix ills of the health system, writes John Crown

Our health service provides a near perfect metaphor for all that is wrong in public administration in our Republic, and makes the case far more eloquently and practically than any mere polemicist could for radical and far-reaching reform of our system of government.

In addition, recent events which have occurred on the watch of a minister who was elected on a genuinely reformist platform illustrate the obstacles which have to be overcome if we are to tackle the fundamental problems of our system.

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