Tuesday 23 January 2018

HSE owes citizens far better treatment

ONE of the most dispiriting things about the problems in the health service is the sense of fatalism which too often hangs over it all.

At its worst we appear to passively accept that one in every three euros of our spending must go on a service with serious flaws which are beyond remedy.

Health Minister Dr James Reilly contributed to that sense of fatalism yesterday. He defended the peremptory action of two senior officials who refused in advance to take certain questions at a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday night.

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