- May 4, 2010
"We have a failing hospital system which is rationing health care to patients" says medical organisation
I wonder when this government is going to admit there is a problem. My guess is, never. As long as they have platinum health insurance which lets them jet off to other countries to get procedures done, do not expect them to do anything about the state of the health system here. I think all TDs should have their insurance taken away and be given medical cards. They should have to use the public system which they oversee. That would definitely get real reform to happen.THE PRESIDENT OF an Irish medical organisation has lamented the state of Irish hospitals, saying that the public had become numbed by continuous bad news and that the system is rationing health care to patients.
The number of additional acute hospital beds needed in Ireland is equivalent to six large hospitals such as the Mater University Hospital or Cork University Hospital or Galway University Hospital according to the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA).
Dr Tom Ryan, president of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) made his comments today at the organisations annual conference in Kilkenny.