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    Default 1001 ways to save money at the HSE

    Seeing as the HSE are dishing out economic and budgetary advice these days i thought it was time to return the favour and identify ways they can save money.
    HSE.ie - Health Service Executive Website - HSE advice on eating healthily and economically in 2010
    These days we are all looking to tighten our purse strings, wherever possible. Most of us have cut back on how often we eat out, but there are other ways to save on our monthly food bill while still eating healthily.
    This thread is for:
    - Individuals affected by cuts in front line services.
    - Doctors, Nurses, HSE officials who wish to be whistleblowers on inefficient practices.
    - Consultants, engineers, lawyers, drug companies who have fleeced the HSE over the years and can offer some advice on how they could get better value
    - SIPTU officials who have a conscience about how they squandered funds and who have advice to create a system which is more Scam-Proof
    - Anyone with simple common sense ideas on how best to save money at the HSE.

    There are many other threads on this site with examples of HSE Waste. Please copy and paste these examples onto this thread.

    When the HSE start to cut front line services in your home town because of “budgetary constraints” give them one thousand and one reasons why they should not! There is another way forward. Cut the health budget at the top of the tree not front line services!
    Last edited by Craiced; 15th October 2010 at 01:02 AM.

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    Default 1. Cut taxi fares

    HSE taxi bill tops 121M euro in five years

    The HSE has spent over €121 million on taxis since 2006! --- Cut taxi fares!

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    Abolish the HSE

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    Default 2. Stop Doctors double jobbing!

    HSE tells doctors: You earn too much; Consultants must hand over private practice pay | Daily Mail (London, England), The Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET
    Doctors can make almost €200,000 a year from the public purse and still be paid lucrative earnings in the private sector. - Start firing people. Talk is cheap. Get Doctors to toe the line and implement massive fines and penalties.

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    Preventation is better than cure.

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    Contract out all services.............. If not medically qualified then service is contracted out.

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    How come we don't see that many Polish/Lithuaninan/Latvian consultants in Irish hospitals? We see many Polish/Lithuaninan/Latvian sales assistants in our shops. Where are their more highly qualified compatriots? Is it that immigration is only good for one open area of the economy, and shame on you for suggesting it could be more representively distributed?

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    Default NO.3 Open Economy for Medical Profession.

    Quote Originally Posted by martino View Post
    How come we don't see that many Polish/Lithuaninan/Latvian consultants in Irish hospitals? We see many Polish/Lithuaninan/Latvian sales assistants in our shops. Where are their more highly qualified compatriots? Is it that immigration is only good for one open area of the economy, and shame on you for suggesting it could be more representively distributed?
    Good point. Open economy, drive prices down. Russian doctors are some of the best in the world.

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    Where eastern European doctors have worked here they mostly cannot stand the working conditions.

    But it is an open market and everyone suitably qualified is free to apply for consultant job.

    It is interesting that very few consultants in the UK apply to work here, given that the pay is supposed to be so much better.

    Easy way to cut waste is that every piece of equipment used should have its price attached.

    Every tablet used , every xray ordered. Then incentivise saving by giving half of all the money saved to buy better equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakatomi View Post

    It is interesting that very few consultants in the UK apply to work here, given that the pay is supposed to be so much better.

    What evidence do you have that they don't apply?
    Last edited by Goodbody; 15th October 2010 at 07:35 PM.

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