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We Need Change: This country is slipping further and further into an abyss from which we will have trouble surfacing again and our leaders are doing little to salvage what is left. Businesses are struggling once more, people are homeless, the sick must wait months, nay years, to get an appointment with the waiting list mounting to almost 800,000. This past week hundreds were languishing on trolleys waiting for a bed, patients are languishing in hospital beds waiting for home help to get out of there and saddest of all – patients are dying because of overcrowding, medical mistakes due to undue pressure on staff, because of delays in getting diagnosis and treatment. What are we the people doing about it? At the moment RTE is in trouble financially and they are being told to reduce staff and big wages and get their house in order to run the organisation properly. Our politicians are letting us down and allowing our country slip backways instead of going forward. We have still to clear the debt incurred when we bailed out the Banks. Do we have to go further into debt to allow this Government to keep spending. A large proportion of our population are struggling to survive as it is. Are we trying to turn the clocks back and force our population to head off to foreign lands to make a living? Our politicians will be Ok as they can give themselves a raise in salary any time they like and we take the cuts to afford it. Of course Brexit is an easy target for blame but some of the things which are happening are pointing the finger in a different direction. Once again the cost of the Childrens Hospital is coming to the fore with the knowledge that the final cost will now be over €2billion. That is no surprise as I have stated in earlier posts that it would be over €2billion. This money will be found to complete a monumental mistake as people will find when they begin trying get to it with a sick child. Now we are being asked to pay more carbon taxes which, we are told, will be spent on negating our carbon footprint. When the finances for the Childrens Hospital cannot be controlled, what hope is there that the money raised by carbon Tax will be spent appropriately. Once again the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer and the rich has all the power and can influence decision making in their favour. Meanwhile those in power, elected by the people to look after their interests, seem to be immune to it all and always have an excuse when things go wrong. They have lost a lot of trust recently with the Voting fiasco, the claims fiasco, the waste of money and they smile and carry on. Now we hear that Consultants are voting to go on strike. Now that would cause mayhem altogether but the spin-doctors would soon turn the peoples’ feelings against the doctors instead of the politicians. Let’s face this realistically – the Health Services are in an utter mess. Consultants, doctors, nurses and carers expected to do their work in unacceptable conditions. They head off to other countries to carry on their profession where they get proper payment for their work, have possibility of advancement of career, have reasonable hours of work, and have time to get satisfaction from their work. They are building the Childrens Hospital but where will they get the staff? It is a shortage of staff and beds that is a big part of the problem in our Health Service yet we have the best, brightest and most caring staff to be found anywhere but they don’t have the time to display it. We have a terrific facility in Monaghan General Hospital but only used to about 50% of its capacity. Some of our best GPs are in foreign lands yet those at home are stretched to the limit and beyond and replacements for retirees will be impossible to find. We are still slipping down that dangerous slope to anarchy and we need action to reverse the trend or it will be too late. As it is, it is too late for many who have, and will die needlessly.
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We Need Change: This country is slipping further and further into an abyss from which we will have trouble surfacing again and our leaders are doing little to salvage what is left. Businesses are struggling once more, people are homeless, the sick must wait months, nay years, to get an appointment with the waiting list mounting to almost 800,000. This past week hundreds were languishing on trolleys waiting for a bed, patients are languishing in hospital beds waiting for home help to get out of there and saddest of all – patients are dying because of overcrowding, medical mistakes due to undue pressure on staff, because of delays in getting diagnosis and treatment. What are we the people doing about it? At the moment RTE is in trouble financially and they are being told to reduce staff and big wages and get their house in order to run the organisation properly. Our politicians are letting us down and allowing our country slip backways instead of going forward. We have still to clear the debt incurred when we bailed out the Banks. Do we have to go further into debt to allow this Government to keep spending. A large proportion of our population are struggling to survive as it is. Are we trying to turn the clocks back and force our population to head off to foreign lands to make a living? Our politicians will be Ok as they can give themselves a raise in salary any time they like and we take the cuts to afford it. Of course Brexit is an easy target for blame but some of the things which are happening are pointing the finger in a different direction. Once again the cost of the Childrens Hospital is coming to the fore with the knowledge that the final cost will now be over €2billion. That is no surprise as I have stated in earlier posts that it would be over €2billion. This money will be found to complete a monumental mistake as people will find when they begin trying get to it with a sick child. Now we are being asked to pay more carbon taxes which, we are told, will be spent on negating our carbon footprint. When the finances for the Childrens Hospital cannot be controlled, what hope is there that the money raised by carbon Tax will be spent appropriately. Once again the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer and the rich has all the power and can influence decision making in their favour. Meanwhile those in power, elected by the people to look after their interests, seem to be immune to it all and always have an excuse when things go wrong. They have lost a lot of trust recently with the Voting fiasco, the claims fiasco, the waste of money and they smile and carry on. Now we hear that Consultants are voting to go on strike. Now that would cause mayhem altogether but the spin-doctors would soon turn the peoples’ feelings against the doctors instead of the politicians. Let’s face this realistically – the Health Services are in an utter mess. Consultants, doctors, nurses and carers expected to do their work in unacceptable conditions. They head off to other countries to carry on their profession where they get proper payment for their work, have possibility of advancement of career, have reasonable hours of work, and have time to get satisfaction from their work. They are building the Childrens Hospital but where will they get the staff? It is a shortage of staff and beds that is a big part of the problem in our Health Service yet we have the best, brightest and most caring staff to be found anywhere but they don’t have the time to display it. We have a terrific facility in Monaghan General Hospital but only used to about 50% of its capacity. Some of our best GPs are in foreign lands yet those at home are stretched to the limit and beyond and replacements for retirees will be impossible to find. We are still slipping down that dangerous slope to anarchy and we need action to reverse the trend or it will be too late. As it is, it is too late for many who have, and will die needlessly.