Friday 21 July 2017

Ten years of failure is more than enough

The A&E crisis became a national emergency a decade ago. Nothing has changed

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday
Gene Kerrigan

Gene Kerrigan

They've been buggering around with the A&E debacle since Mary Harney announced a "national emergency" in 2006. Ten whole years ago.

Last week, the public health system began an inquiry into another death in regrettable circumstances.

There's no reason to believe that this latest tragedy will change anything. To too many, it's just another old woman dying on a trolley.

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