Tuesday 20 March 2018

Privatise all hospitals and make primary care free

We need a manager with fresh thinking who will step up and take charge, writes Maurice Gueret

Dr Maurice Gueret

MY WIFE, the Nurse with a capital N, tells me I know more about health services than anybody else in the country. She's probably right about that. She's right about everything, is my wife.

I've worked in most of the hospital specialities, the psychiatric sector and general practice. I've served on health boards and a so-called health authority. For the past 20 years, I have painstakingly detailed all that has gone on in our health services in a door-slab of a book called the Irish Medical Directory. I know the health commentator and journalism fields pretty well, too.

There are plenty of folks who make a tidy living pointing fingers at all that is wrong. That's the easy part. Putting things right is hard.

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