Heart (TAVI) Operations Suffering Due to a Lack of Co-ordinated Planning and Funding by the HSE

Speaking in the Seanad during Commencement Matters on “The need for the Minister for Health to address the inadequate and inefficient organisation of the TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implant) programs across the State, causing delays and lengthy waiting lists for patients.” Watch the video of this short debate here: Senator John Crown: Cuirim fáilte roimh … Continue reading

Hiring more bureaucrats won’t solve doctor shortage

Employing more doctors on the old contract will help to nail our problems with waiting lists. “If all you have is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail” – Abraham Maslow I MUST admit to a certain level of scepticism about the ability of the recently unveiled Special Delivery Unit to deliver sustained … Continue reading

HSE are the real villains of the piece

Published in Sunday Independent, 8 April, 2007 DURING the past week we have been treated to the sorry spectacle of a powerful, relatively well-paid vested interest group of health care professionals abandoning those cherished values of compassion, kindness and understanding which many citizens previously and naively assumed had motivated their professional actions. In the process, … Continue reading