SF to deliver an all Ireland NHS?

Cruimh

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More promises - but, as with a United Ireland by 2016, could they deliver?

Sinn Féin proposes to extend NHS to Republic in a united Ireland

In a short 2,600-word discussion paper, Gerry Adams’ party set out its broad aspirations for health if the border was removed, in an attempt to show that republicans have serious proposals about unity.


The absence of a national health service in the Republic – where patients’ costs are in many cases borne either partially or fully by themselves or through health insurance – is one of the key ‘bread and butter’ arguments which unionists make in defence of Northern Ireland remaining within the UK.


The Sinn Féin paper appears to offer a substantial carrot to voters in the Republic – who would have to approve the removal of the border in a simultaneous referendum with Northern Ireland – of free healthcare under a new constitutional arrangement.


Two years ago a BBC/RTÉ poll found that while 66% of people in the Republic wanted a united Ireland at some point in their lifetime, that number halved if a united Ireland entailed them paying more tax.
So - just more bullfeathers for the faithful and gullible, or a serious proposal?

How much would it cost? Would it be affordable?

http://www.sinnfein.ie/health

Sinn Féin priorities in government would include:


Increase spending on healthcare by €3.3 billion to move from a failing, two tier health system to universal healthcare.
Recruit 6,600 additional frontline health workers including nurses, midwives and consultants.
Roll out free GP care and free prescriptions.
End two-tier access to hospital care and deal with the trolley crisis.
Invest an additional €15 million in the ambulance service.
Prioritise disability services and mental health.
Support older people by increasing home help hours, respite hours and providing additional nursing home beds.
http://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/37660
 


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Now, you're sucken Diesel........
 

hollandia

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£350m from the brits per week should see to it.
 

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Which gulag does he have in mind for the recalcitrant Irish Consultants Association ?
 

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hollandia

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All the workers will get the same pay, porter or consultant, the Average Industrial wage? Wouldn't that be fair?
Nah, you pay peanuts, you get monkeys. I'd prefer a surgeon operating on me than a monkey. The problem in both health services is far to many overpaid managers, who are over-managing, and generating unnecessary paperwork for frontline staff. Its actually worse in the south. A relative of Mrs H temped as a nurse in Cavan General for two nights, then walked, as in her words "it's so dangerous, someone will die in there unnecessarily, and it isn't going to be when I'm on duty".
 

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A couple of £5 land deals would sort the chiselers hostible in Dublin too...

*taps nose
 

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We should compare SF's proposal to FFG's health service.

Where to start?

In 2007 there were 41,000 people on hospital waiting lists, 10 years later, 7 of those under blueshirt rule (enabled by FFail), there are 684,000 people on those same waiting lists.

And moron's here slag off SF for offering something different?
 

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Must stock up on some popcorn for the rest of this hatefest/circlejerk...
 
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No worse a delivery than the shambles under successive DUP ministers who ran the NHS in the north.
Ah now, don't you know that 'slab' was personally running the health service up there.
 


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