Public hospitals are in freefall. Waiting lists are soaring. Emergency department overcrowding is at an all-time high for this time of year - a bad omen for the winter.
The HSE is considerably over budget. It is also struggling to recruit pivotal frontline staff: namely doctors and nurses.
There is undoubtedly a shortage of resources, such as beds, in the health service. But many staff working in the health service believe the system is littered...
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