Major concerns on mid-west revamp plan
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Joined: Oct 2006
Posted: 23/01/2009 13:08
limerick a&e is already not able to cope with patients waiting overnight for a bed.
Joined: Jan 2007
Posted: 18/01/2009 16:13
Joined: Jan 2001
Posted: 16/01/2009 08:45
It seems to me that this is less about developing centres of excellence and far more to do with keepign costs down. GPs won't pick up the slack for A&E being closed becuase they themselves are closed out of hours.
Anonymous you may well have a point about the aim of this being related to provate hospitals. The Amerianisation of the health system is totally wrong and far removed from a social systemoif medicine and healthcare which is in place in our (civilised) EU neighbours.
Joined: Sep 2004
Posted: 15/01/2009 17:10
Limerick A & E cannot cope with it's own problems at the moment, the waiting time is scandalous. I do not believe the statistics given out by the HSE, I believe that these figures are taken over an annual basis and do not give accurate information. The HSE really needs to get it's act together, and if they cannot then they should resign and bring in people who are able to manage the system, which they clearly incapable of doing. This mess with the HSE has been ongoing for years, even in good times it was bad. This is just the most ridiculous suggestion to date.
Joined: Mar 2004
Posted: 15/01/2009 16:49
The HSE are not implementing the Teamwork recommendations in the Mid-West but their own version of it. They are going to cherry pick what suits their purpose and run with that. Anything that they think will be cost neutral will go ahead and they live in hope that the GPs and the paramedics will take up the slack. This is the Hanly Report in action - 12 Regional Hospitals providing all acute care and the other hospitals downgraded to day-hospitals or step down units. Many of the Teamwork recommendations will not be fulfilled, as is happenign in the North East, but the HSE will forge ahead regardless. As for the 'quality driven and safe servcies' - forget it. This is not going to provide it but cause even greater problems and cause greater risks for patients. This is all about creating a market in Limerick for the private for-profit co-located hospital to keep the investors happy and then, with the public system decimated we, the tax-payers, will pay for public patients to be treated in the Private facility, while the HSE continue to spend their huge budget on conferences and swanning about. In the meantime the Private health Insurance will be so costly that only about 20% of thepopulation will be able to afford it thereby increasing the numbers requiring the Public, aka Private at tax-payers expense, treatment. This must be fought tooth and nail.
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