This is my little story about our health service
We applied for a medical card for our young son who is now 11 months old, and has Down Syndrome. He has a hole in his heart, needs glasses, has problems with his hearing, and has had kidney problems. But I was informed that he still was not entitled to a medical card. (Just how sick do you need to be)? The T.D.s are up in the Dail shedding crocodile tears over the victims of childhood abuse, shouting "this will never happen again", while at the same time our handicapped children / adults are being denied services that are essential. I got in touch with one of my local T.Ds, whom I used to know well before he entered politics. After 2 - 3 months of phone calls, many e-mails, we got a phone call from the HSE, that our baby would indeed be getting a medical card, but only for 1 year, after which time his case will be reviewed. Now I think that it is wrong that we had to evoke anybodies help. I have been told that if we lived in different parts of the country, that we would have got a medical card by right.
I believe that if Mata Harney is ruining our health service and I hate the way that we treat our youngest and most vulnerable