Plan ahead for flu outbreaks - it's simple, Simon
Simon says that fixing hospital overcrowding isn't simple! Moreover, Health Minister Simon Harris claims that we are engulfed in yet another perfect health storm. He says a freaky flu virus coupled with a creaking public health system has resulted in the greatest number of people waiting on trolleys in the history of the State.
That is not a perfect storm, minister. It's not even a storm. It's a routine rain cloud. As common as, well, the common cold.
The political excuses offered up for the scenes witnessed this week in hospitals throughout Ireland are lazy at best, and are right up there with "the dog ate my homework". No one was buying it.