Monday 16 January 2017

Ten years of failure is more than enough

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

Published 25/09/2016 | 02:30

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday

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

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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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