Friday, 13 April 2012

Healthcare reform: It’s a case of ‘as you were’


DISAPPOINTED WITH THE lack of change in Ireland’s healthcare system, outgoing president of the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has slammed the Government for not feeding the “voracious appetite for radical reform”.
In his final speech at the organisation’s AGM yesterday, Dr Ronan Boland said “little has changed during the year”.
“…More patients, more procedures, fewer beds, fewer staff and fewer resources.”
If radical reform is at hand, it feels little closer than it did a year ago today.
Speaking at the annual meeting of the doctors’ union in Killarney, the GP recognised the changes in governance structures at corporate level but added that at the coalface it is a case of “as you were”.

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