Coping with the pain of waiting
HEALTH Minister James Reilly made many promises and undertakings in the course of the election campaign. It is, of course, far too early to call him to account on any of them at this stage.
But one thing is clear: even he can hardly have envisaged the size and extent of the malaise that permeates certain elements of the general health service at this point in time.
The fact that public patients are waiting for as long as five years to have their condition assessed by a specialist is an indictment of the previous administration.