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Pie in the sky for UHI?

Posted in Blog by saraburke on April 11, 2014

See below my column for the Medical Independent from 3 April 2014 where I question whether Minister Reilly’s big idea of Universal Health Insurance will ever actually happen.  (more…)

Cuts threaten patient safety

Posted in Blog by saraburke on March 21, 2014

Fewer nurses caring for more patients increases likelihood of death, see here for column from Medical Independent from 21 March 2014.  (more…)

Stand-off on free GP care

Posted in Blog by saraburke on March 7, 2014

Doctors move to ensure the Minister’s primary care ‘Trojan horse’ falls at the first fence, see here my column from the Medical Independent from 6 March 2014 (more…)

A speech not of ‘national importance’

Posted in Blog by saraburke on February 27, 2014

Reductions in waiting lists achieved by throwing resources at the problem is not a sustainable solution. Here is my Medical Independent column from 20 February 2014. 

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Small victories in transparency

Posted in Blog by saraburke on February 27, 2014

 The work of the Public Accounts Committee may finally lead to some proper oversight of how our health system operates. Here is my column  from Medical Independent from 6 February 2014.  (more…)

Nursing home residents denied essential services

Posted in Blog by saraburke on December 9, 2013

Poor access to essential care services for nursing home residents exemplifies the inequalities of our system. See below column from 5 December 2013. (more…)

Minister’s fantastical figures

Posted in Blog by saraburke on December 9, 2013

Minister James Reilly’s budget shenanigans have put him right back in the spotlight. See my column for Medical Independent from 7 November 2013. (more…)

Quality care comes at a cost

Posted in Blog by saraburke on December 9, 2013

We do not need experts or reports to tell us that proper healthcare requires adequate staffing and resources. See column from 24 October 2013. (more…)

The lucky general

Posted in Blog by saraburke on December 9, 2013

Minister James Reilly has shown remarkable political resilience in the face of questionable achievements to date. My Medical Independent column from 10 October 2013. (more…)

Intervention saves lives

Posted in Blog by saraburke on December 9, 2013

The link between self-harm and suicide means hospitals have an important role to play in prevention. My column from the Medical Independent on 26 September 2013. (more…)

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