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We have ended up with a hospital system that still seems to be hoping Covid will just go away

Lorraine Courtney


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We can’t keep on protecting hospitals forever. Photo: Peter Byrne

We can’t keep on protecting hospitals forever. Photo: Peter Byrne

We can’t keep on protecting hospitals forever. Photo: Peter Byrne

Our hospitals still aren’t ‘living with Covid’ and this has become a grave issue for the rest of us. Two-and-a-bit years into the pandemic and hospital restrictions are back. There’s new legislation around mandatory masks too.

But does this mean that our freedoms will be tethered to hospital bed and ICU capacity forever, with the Government reining us in as Covid waves come and go?


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