Tuesday 20 March 2018

Ministry must focus on patients’ health, not illness management

Nurses protest outside a Dublin hospital
Nurses protest outside a Dublin hospital

MY stay in hospital, three or four years ago, confirmed to me that, while care was usually present in abundance below doctor level, there was no real competence left anywhere. Mental health patients fare even worse.

Basically, our health department has become an illness management system – a sales arm for Big Pharma. The word ‘cure’ is rarely mentioned any more, only treatment.

The whole system is so faulty that people are even writing books about it.

Please sign in or register with Independent.ie for free access to Opinions.

Sign In

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Don't Miss