Have watched the situation in Irish hospitals unfold over the last few months, one has to say the overcrowding issue is not new .Its the same story year after year for as long as I can remember,
Its made worse by having politicians in charge, their inept, incompetent and corrupt management of Irish hospitals leaves people in a dicey place when it comes to hospital admission, Lack of beds, lack of Consultants, lack of nursing staff all add up.
Saw a presenter on Ireland am say that there was 6,000 more beds in the 1980’s than there is now and that was for a population of 3.5 million with the population of over 5 million now (26 counties). According to the Irish times 6,000 less hospital beds equals to 10 hospital closures . They have done worse than that with 8 Accident and Emergency being closed in recent years.
Hardly surprising we have a situation on our hands is it ?
Things need to change, primarily the present Government which maintains the status qu0, more private medicine basically is what they’ll do. We need a government committed t0 public healthcare building new hospitals and adding thousands of beds and not lurching from crisis to crisis.
Here’s a link t0 s0me previous posts on the matter-