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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…)

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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An insurance reform roadmap

Posted in Articles by saraburke on January 27, 2014

If implemented, the recommendations of the report into the cost of private health insurance would make a difference to the Minister’s plans for universal care. Column from Medical Independent on 23 January 2014. (more…)

Hospitals at the edge…

Posted in Articles by saraburke on December 9, 2013

The CEOs of four Dublin hospitals made valid points about health cuts but went about it the wrong way. See column from 21 November 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…)

Something is rotten in Hawkins House

Posted in Articles by saraburke on June 24, 2013

See here my column from the Medical Independent from 21 June on the failure to make progress on waiting times in Emergency Departments and elective hospital treatment and the role of James Reilly’s Special Delivery Unit  (more…)

James Reilly’s well paid advisors

Posted in Blog by saraburke on February 26, 2012

James Reilly, Minister for Health is over  his quota of ministerial advisors and without any specific expertise in his priority area of health reform – universal health insurance… (more…)

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