Tuesday June 2, 2020

Tony O’Brien: The public health system is both our frontline and our last resort

Covid-19 has temporarily given us a single-tier health system – and we will never take our health service for granted again

5th April, 2020
“For the foreseeable future, we are now all in the one universal single-tier primary and secondary-care health system.” Picture: PA

The coronavirus is a game-changer on a scale that no one alive today has ever seen.

The pandemic, and the range of measures now being taken to combat it and save as many lives as possible, has quite literally changed the ‘way we do things around here’ at all levels of Irish society and at the very heart of government and the public service.

Covid-19, and the urgency it has prompted, has made...

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