Eamon Delaney: Money is not the cure for the health service

The debate about health is dominated by interest groups seeking more money

7th February, 2016
Liam Doran of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation Picture: Rollingnews

Last week, this newspaper revealed that Ireland has proportionally the highest spending on health care in the EU, as well as some of the longest emergency department waiting lists.

That takes some doing.

In any other country, it would create an outcry. It should at least be a major election issue. The fact that we pay so much and get so little in return should be addressed. But it won’t be, as it doesn’t suit...

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