How do we cure our sick health service?

It’s dysfunctional and inefficiencient - here's nine ways the Irish health service could do more with less

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
20th September, 2015
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.

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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