Sunday 20 August 2017

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

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

Colette Browne

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.

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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