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Features, Health, National

By Jacob Richards

imagesWhen it comes to recessionary times we are often subjected to a great deal of spin about funding cuts.  Whether it is cuts to the health service or the closure of Garda stations we are told that we must ‘tighten our belts’, ‘waste little’ and ‘do more with less resources.’ This rhetoric is dressed up with talk of increased productivity and efficiency which will, in the long run, benefit us all.  Such talk defies common sense and the ordinary Joe soap on the street knows very well that a Health Service that was crying out for investment was always going to deteriorate in the face of huge slashes to funding. Unfortunately the knock on effect for our front line services has been devastating.
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Ambulance Service

Apr
2014
02

Dáil Issues, Health

I recently asked the Minister for Health, in light of a leaked HSE document revealing the plan to remove the ambulance service from Dublin Fire Brigade, if he will order a national capacity review in to the ambulance service as a whole.  Click on the link below to watch his reply:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzSb0rDcY7I&list=UULy8j0AswK0ie1ua_QKfOcA

 

Health Questions

Apr
2014
02

Dáil Issues, Health

I raised the issue of standards for home care providers with the Minister click on the link below to watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJhtNqR6_E4

Health Questions

Feb
2014
17

Dáil Issues, Health

HEALTH

To ask the Minister for Health if he has assessed the implications of the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in a case for the 250 or so legal actions for medical negligence taken by survivors of symphysiotomy and pubiotomy.
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