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    Default State of the Health Service

    Considering the state of the health service and the governments failure to sort it out is it now time for more effective action to be taken. One suggestion has been a general strike starting with one day stoppages and building up to a more prolonged action. Comments please.

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    Action to be taken by whom? And what would it achive? Health reforms don't happen overnight.
    "Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurocrat
    Action to be taken by whom? And what would it achive? Health reforms don't happen overnight.
    in this country it seems like they don't happen at all!
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    You'd hardly credit it that life expectancy has never been higher

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBanned
    You'd hardly credit it that life expectancy has never been higher
    Very true for certain sections of society. However, life expectancy increases for many reasons, not least access to good quality health care. For hundreds of people accross the country lying on trollies tonight the reality is that they don't have access to any kind of health care, good or bad. I seriously doubt that the current situation that exists in our health system would be tolerated in any other country in the developed world. Yet Irish people seem to think that there is no problem. For instance, some of the so called politically enlightened that post on this forum seem to think that the crisis in our hospitals is a creation of left wing politics and has no basis in truth. They should get out of their halls of residence more often and visit any hospital in the country to see for themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseoldred
    Quote Originally Posted by TheBanned
    You'd hardly credit it that life expectancy has never been higher
    Very true for certain sections of society.
    What sections of society have had a higher life expectancy in the past?

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    Strike? If the special intrests kept theit mouths shut and started to co-operate with reform it would go alot faster (ie GPs consultants and admin)

    There is a perfectly good reform programme there and it's being implemented.

    Once the new structures are in place it will be alot easier to manage things like the a&e crisis and waiting lists.
    "Were not Fianna Fail" is not an alternative vision for Ireland, GIVE US SOME POLICIES

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    A prime example of government incompetence from successive administrations, one group has a reform plan that's can't get through and that many disagree with, the other disagrees with it and has no plan.

    There should be a complete separation of medicine from the State. Everything but the ambulance service and treatment for people with pre-existing conditions can be more effectively provided in the private sector.

    Government involvement has led to bureaucratic top-down management, rapidly escalating prices, costly regulations, criminalisation of doctors, and a stunning level of incompetence.

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    Why is this in the Labour Forum?

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    Fixed.
    Nothing will motivate the lazy / apathetic / Americanised / west-British types to embrace their culture and the Irish language.

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