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At the root of the problem

Posted in Uncategorized by saraburke on January 22, 2015

See below column from Medical Independent on 22 January 2015

As the numbers of people on trolleys in emergency departments reached a record high in the first week of January, there was much commentary on the causes and consequences of so many people waiting too long on trolleys. (more…)

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A five-month wait for a nursing home bed is no Fair Deal

Posted in Uncategorized by saraburke on November 7, 2014

Analysis from Irish Independent on 7 November 2014.

Yesterday Minister for Health Leo Varadkar declared his dissatisfaction with the fact that there are over 2,000 older people waiting 15 weeks for nursing home care. And now that the fourfold increase in the numbers of older people waiting for nursing home beds has hit the public radar, Minister Varadkar and Minister for Older People Kathleen Lynch have a “plan”. (more…)