Tuesday 21 February 2017

Health Minister's job now seems to be telling us all what he can't deliver

Published 09/02/2016 | 02:30

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Joan Burton. Photo: PA
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar with Tánaiste Joan Burton. Photo: PA

Good news everyone. Patients languishing on trolleys are not a sign of a broken health service - they're actually an ingenious ploy to boost staff productivity.

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That's according to the Minister for Distancing Himself from Health, Leo Varadkar, who claimed that providing hospitals with extra beds and resources would not solve overcrowding problems.

"When a hospital is very crowded, there will be a real push to make sure people get their X-rays, get their tests and, you know, 'let's get them out in four days'.

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