Saturday 10 December 2016

The HSE requires surgery more than it needs money

Published 17/09/2015 | 02:30

THE thing about the health service, one can't help but notice, is that it is always two billion short of being really good.

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The actual figure changes with inflation over the years, and it is probably a bit bigger than usual at present after all the cuts, but basically another 5pc would cure all ills. Or so we are led to believe.

A few thousand more beds, with accompanying staff and equipment of course, and all would be well. Or perhaps it's a few thousand more beds elsewhere, to free up hospital beds is what's needed. Or maybe more use of the GP service.

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