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Who Is Piloting Our Hot-air Balloon? What is going on? We seem to be losing height. We are losing our direction. Our balloon is swinging this way and that totally off course. Is there no one at the helm? Who lost the map? Is there anyone who can turn this around and get us back on course? Our Health Service is disintegrating, the number of homeless is growing rapidly, we owe billions, we are getting the most expensive Hospital in the world, we are paying the earth for broadband which will be extinct within a few years, they set up Commissions and Boards of Inquiry for everything but we never see any results, we allow members of the crew to travel the world at our expense and we pay them for doing it. But not to fear – there will be a general election this year sometime that suits the captains and all will change – not likely. Already the promises have started - more money in our pockets, more houses, more beds, more free medical care, and – wait, hold it right there – these are false promises, remember the man who stood on our courthouse steps promising to ‘fight with us’ to save the services in Monaghan General Hospital? Remember the man who stood on the back of a lorry at the hospital and promised that Monaghan would not lose its services? Remember the document signed by two parties promising that Monaghan General Hospital would not be downgraded? There are so many problems at the moment, not affecting the well-to-do and the politicians, but we are fed Valium tablets to keep us quiet. Direct the press and media to something to keep our minds occupied. Brexit has been a real bonus as it has occupied our minds for so long and kept us from thinking or doing anything about the real problems existing here and now. Get people talking about anything and everything except the real problems? The Monaghan Community Alliance was formed in 2002 and immediately they warned the Government, and the people of this country, that the policies being pursued by Government, at the behest of vested interests and the private medicine body, would not work, would be unsafe for patients, would lead to premature and needless deaths, would bring more suffering and stress to patients and their families, would turn nurses and doctors away from this country to work where they would be paid a proper salary for their work and have sufficient resources to do their work in acceptable conditions. The Alliance pointed out that the hospitals to which they were transferring services from the ‘smaller’ hospitals did not have the capacity or resources to deal with the extra workload and especially when it was obvious that the workload was increasing year on year. The doctors unions have been warning the authorities that there would not be doctors in sufficient numbers to serve the increasing demand. And it has all come to pass – hundreds of thousands are waiting on an appointment (how many of these will pass away because they were not seen in time?); thousands of children are suffering excruciating pain as they wait for surgery; Thousands are asked to lie on trolleys awaiting a bed – these are sick people needing treatment, not people waiting on a plane to take them on a foreign holiday; our nurses and doctors are stressed and worn out trying to provide the proper and adequate attention to their patients; we are running out of GPs and existing GPs have their books full. What do we do? We give free GP care to more and more people which will increase the numbers attending the GP.?? They agree that it is terrible that so many are lying on trolleys but ‘we are doing a good job’??? It is terrible that people about to have surgery are told it is cancelled and no date for the surgery can be given but ‘the Health service is getting better’??? It is terrible that so many are waiting on an appointment to find out what is wrong with them but ‘we are giving free GP care to everyone under 13’???? No – it is time that these problems were faced head on, that the people responsible are faced head on and told to get the problem sorted. Since the beginning of this century they have been promising change; promising to use Monaghan General Hospital’s capacity to the full; promising more beds; promising more doctors and nurses; paying for patients to go elsewhere for treatment at huge expense; paying expensive agency nurses but not employing more nurses; doing nothing to make the ambulance service capable of getting to patients within the proper time-frame especially when they have long journeys to get to the patient and then to a hospital; paying €2billion for a hospital in the middle of a traffic jammed city, etc etc. Nothing will change without proper leadership and the thousands of our citizens suffering added trauma, stress and deteriorating health problems, and for some – premature needless death, is a major humanitarian catastrophe that needs immediate attention. Who will do it?
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Who Is Piloting Our Hot-air Balloon? What is going on? We seem to be losing height. We are losing our direction. Our balloon is swinging this way and that totally off course. Is there no one at the helm? Who lost the map? Is there anyone who can turn this around and get us back on course? Our Health Service is disintegrating, the number of homeless is growing rapidly, we owe billions, we are getting the most expensive Hospital in the world, we are paying the earth for broadband which will be extinct within a few years, they set up Commissions and Boards of Inquiry for everything but we never see any results, we allow members of the crew to travel the world at our expense and we pay them for doing it. But not to fear – there will be a general election this year sometime that suits the captains and all will change – not likely. Already the promises have started - more money in our pockets, more houses, more beds, more free medical care, and – wait, hold it right there – these are false promises, remember the man who stood on our courthouse steps promising to ‘fight with us’ to save the services in Monaghan General Hospital? Remember the man who stood on the back of a lorry at the hospital and promised that Monaghan would not lose its services? Remember the document signed by two parties promising that Monaghan General Hospital would not be downgraded? There are so many problems at the moment, not affecting the well-to-do and the politicians, but we are fed Valium tablets to keep us quiet. Direct the press and media to something to keep our minds occupied. Brexit has been a real bonus as it has occupied our minds for so long and kept us from thinking or doing anything about the real problems existing here and now. Get people talking about anything and everything except the real problems? The Monaghan Community Alliance was formed in 2002 and immediately they warned the Government, and the people of this country, that the policies being pursued by Government, at the behest of vested interests and the private medicine body, would not work, would be unsafe for patients, would lead to premature and needless deaths, would bring more suffering and stress to patients and their families, would turn nurses and doctors away from this country to work where they would be paid a proper salary for their work and have sufficient resources to do their work in acceptable conditions. The Alliance pointed out that the hospitals to which they were transferring services from the ‘smaller’ hospitals did not have the capacity or resources to deal with the extra workload and especially when it was obvious that the workload was increasing year on year. The doctors unions have been warning the authorities that there would not be doctors in sufficient numbers to serve the increasing demand. And it has all come to pass – hundreds of thousands are waiting on an appointment (how many of these will pass away because they were not seen in time?); thousands of children are suffering excruciating pain as they wait for surgery; Thousands are asked to lie on trolleys awaiting a bed – these are sick people needing treatment, not people waiting on a plane to take them on a foreign holiday; our nurses and doctors are stressed and worn out trying to provide the proper and adequate attention to their patients; we are running out of GPs and existing GPs have their books full. What do we do? We give free GP care to more and more people which will increase the numbers attending the GP.?? They agree that it is terrible that so many are lying on trolleys but ‘we are doing a good job’??? It is terrible that people about to have surgery are told it is cancelled and no date for the surgery can be given but ‘the Health service is getting better’??? It is terrible that so many are waiting on an appointment to find out what is wrong with them but ‘we are giving free GP care to everyone under 13’???? No – it is time that these problems were faced head on, that the people responsible are faced head on and told to get the problem sorted. Since the beginning of this century they have been promising change; promising to use Monaghan General Hospital’s capacity to the full; promising more beds; promising more doctors and nurses; paying for patients to go elsewhere for treatment at huge expense; paying expensive agency nurses but not employing more nurses; doing nothing to make the ambulance service capable of getting to patients within the proper time-frame especially when they have long journeys to get to the patient and then to a hospital; paying €2billion for a hospital in the middle of a traffic jammed city, etc etc. Nothing will change without proper leadership and the thousands of our citizens suffering added trauma, stress and deteriorating health problems, and for some – premature needless death, is a major humanitarian catastrophe that needs immediate attention. Who will do it?