Tuesday October 20, 2020

If ministers are so frustrated by the trolley crisis, then fix it

The government’s response to the problems in emergency departments is well-rehearsed and utterly ineffective. The steps needed to ease the pressure are obvious. To do anything less is to turn overcrowding into official policy

10th November, 2019

Over time, our national tolerance level has increased so that there are now higher and higher thresholds for the numbers of patients affected to constitute a ‘crisis’.

Sadly, there is also almost a palpable sense of relief when the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) releases its inevitable ‘worst day of the year’ or ‘worst day in history’ media statement.

Media interest peaks, the media management plan is unleashed,...

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