Big spender Simon Harris, minister of health



reg11

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Plenty of villification in the media.

Still goes on, last week there were stories about doctors earning 3 times the average wage. ( no link)

No mention of them doing 3 times the average working week.

Plus the patients are frustrated about the quality of their care and lash out because of long waits, nurses sometimes get it worse.
I don't agree. Plenty of media involving heroic doctors.

It's probably true about patient frustration being a cause.

I honestly believe there's no honest desire among the establishment parties to fix the health system's dysfunction. They use the dysfunction as a vote harvester. It has to be very demoralising to anybody who wishes to pursue a medical career for the right reasons.
 

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Canada was severely criticised by the OECD for the failure of its provinces to mutually recognise the professional and trade qualifications of all Canadians.I assume endless bickering of Quebec is largely responsible for this stupid protectionism. A young Irish plumber acquaintance quit a construction job in Toronto after six monthe to emigrate to Australia, presumably to get his Irish qualifications recognised.
Not just Quebec. In medicine, for example, each territory and province jealously guards its autonomy, so we have thirteen different medical councils all doing their own thing. The three territories have a combined population just over 100,000. When it comes to foolish duplication (or tredecplication?) we'll give you a run for your money.
 
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I don't agree. Plenty of media involving heroic doctors.

It's probably true about patient frustration being a cause.

I honestly believe there's no honest desire among the establishment parties to fix the health system's dysfunction. They use the dysfunction as a vote harvester. It has to be very demoralising to anybody who wishes to pursue a medical career for the right reasons.
You don't think there is vilification in social media or mainstream media?

Certainly there was in mainstream media as well, however that has lessened when consultants stopped applying for once highly sought after positions.
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/saving-lives-losing-respect-how-consultant-became-a-dirty-word-1.558588
 

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Doctors get a better press in Canada for some reason. They are thin on the ground in many places these days so that may play a role. We are also largely spared the lurid language in malpractice suits that you get in Ireland.
 

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Oh dear oh dear...simple Simon is becoming a bit of a problem for FG.

Health spending black hole threatens Budget giveaway - Independent.ie

Second only to Eoghan Murphy, Simon Harris has been appalling as a Minister, but that's not the problem in FG's book, the problem is, like Murph, he's beginning to make it hard to imagine a FG led government for many a year into the future.

Harris has allowed a big financial black hole appear in the HSE that will swallow up any largesse FG hoped to use to woo the tax payers, thereby making it hard for the rest of them.

The wheels seem to be coming off the recovery wagon it seems.
 

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I wonder how much Harris is spending on the new abortion regime? probably almost as much as was spent promoting it!
 

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Oh dear oh dear...simple Simon is becoming a bit of a problem for FG.

Health spending black hole threatens Budget giveaway - Independent.ie

Second only to Eoghan Murphy, Simon Harris has been appalling as a Minister, but that's not the problem in FG's book, the problem is, like Murph, he's beginning to make it hard to imagine a FG led government for many a year into the future.

Harris has allowed a big financial black hole appear in the HSE that will swallow up any largesse FG hoped to use to woo the tax payers, thereby making it hard for the rest of them.

The wheels seem to be coming off the recovery wagon it seems.
SUCKERS
Maybe the government including Harris is just pandering to the vested interests in its failure to tackle wasteful medical costs and excessive health sector pay. As long as the public is suckered into paying onerous income taxes and VAT to support this failure, maybe that is a good strategy for winning the next general election.
 

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HOSPITALS CRISIS 2,353 people languished on trolleys in emergency departments this week, 500 patients a day – something needs to be done...

2,353 people languished on trolleys in emergency departments this week, 500 patients a day - something needs to be done
But wont be as long as over 50% of the electorate continue to support FF FG or Lab who have all believe Public Services should be run for the benefit of Public Servants and vested interests and have nothing to do with providing a public service .... an idea they seem to find ridiculous
 

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Its all about the big ministerial pensions..get in..get out...then "fook you taxpayer" off into the sunset....
 

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But wont be as long as over 50% of the electorate continue to support FF FG or Lab who have all believe Public Services should be run for the benefit of Public Servants and vested interests and have nothing to do with providing a public service .... an idea they seem to find ridiculous
The hard left parties don't care about efficiencies either.
 

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HOSPITALS CRISIS 2,353 people languished on trolleys in emergency departments this week, 500 patients a day – something needs to be done...

2,353 people languished on trolleys in emergency departments this week, 500 patients a day - something needs to be done
I doubt they all languished. Some of them sat up and chatted to people, others read books or played with their phones, others had the necessary treatment carried out.

Not every person on a trolley is a disaster, just like not every person emigrating was a tragedy.
 

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I doubt they all languished. Some of them sat up and chatted to people, others read books or played with their phones, others had the necessary treatment carried out.

Not every person on a trolley is a disaster, just like not every person emigrating was a tragedy.
Bed management is hit or miss,it seems. An acquaintance who just needed to be fed tied up an acute care hospital bed for months.
 


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