Posted tagged ‘health services’

Mary Harney should resign or be fired

December 1, 2008

No, not because of wash-and-blow-dry-gate or piano-gate, but because she has failed as Health Minister.

Same to you, Mary

Same to you, Mary

Harney created the HSE with the promise that the new body would make our health system more efficient.  It hasn’t.  It has simply created a new level of bureaucracy. Even worse, it has created a buffer for the Minister to hide behind when problems arise.  Strike one.

The Ppars fiasco happened on Harney’s watch.  Strike two.

Three years ago, (or was it four?), Harney declared the situation in our A&Es to be a ‘national emergency’ and promised decisive action.  In the interim, nothing has changed.  Strike three.

At the last election, the people of this country utterly repudiated the party Harney represented – to the point where it no longer exists.  Harney has absolutely no political mandate to be in Cabinet.  The only reason she is there at all is because none of the Cute Hoors wants to touch Health with a barge-pole.

Harney told us we should choose between Boston and Berlin.  What she has given us is Baghdad.


Nothing new there, then

November 27, 2008

Apparently Harney and Drumm expect 2009 to be a “challenging year” for the Health Service.

As opposed to what?  The wonderful years the Health Service has enjoyed up to now?

If anything, a merely “challenging year” sounds like an improvement on what’s gone before.