An anti-health cuts website set up by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organistion is attracting huge online traffic from beleaguered health care workers who are campaigning to keep their jobs and make the health system work.[B]
www.stophealthcuts.ie is full of scary information regarding the effects the health cuts thus far is having on us, the people, as well as the loss of jobs for nurses, junior doctors, midwives and all those actually involved in treating people as opposed to creating paperwork. I see another 19 beds have gone from the Male Surgical Ward in Mayo General Hospital this week, thus bringing a total closure of 1,300 hospital beds nationwide to date.
The Nurses, as well as an open letter to the Minister for Health (excuse me while I choke) also write of the heart breaking experiences they witness everyday of the year due to cut backs. There is also a very scary bit on the new Fair Deal Scheme regarding nursing homes for the elderly and the rip off going on there not to mention the huge delays in processing applications for those waiting for accommodation in nursing homes.
I wish I could link yiz in to this website but you all know what I'm like regarding technology. I'm still trying to figure out where all these shagging emails I keep getting from weird people are coming from and everytime I try to bin them they hop back on again. Strange. Anyway, look at the website when you have a chance but take the blood pressure tablets first.