Apr 18, 2005

Irish Health Service in a bit of a state.

The newspapers and TV here in Ireland are full of stories about the lack of hospital beds all over the country. Nurses have been demonstrating about it - and continue to do so. The problem seems to affect the emergency admissions - with patients having to lie on trolleys in the assesment area for days sometimes. Today there was talk of opening up a military hospital to the general public. There are private hospitals here - but they only deal with the profitable side of things - not emergencys and casualty. There should be enough money in the system to cope - but it seems like the managers can't get their act together to sort it out.

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