Saturday 24 February 2018

The HSE requires surgery more than it needs money

Brendan Keenan

Brendan Keenan

THE thing about the health service, one can't help but notice, is that it is always two billion short of being really good.

The actual figure changes with inflation over the years, and it is probably a bit bigger than usual at present after all the cuts, but basically another 5pc would cure all ills. Or so we are led to believe.

A few thousand more beds, with accompanying staff and equipment of course, and all would be well. Or perhaps it's a few thousand more beds elsewhere, to free up hospital beds is what's needed. Or maybe more use of the GP service.

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