Our health system is in a state of crisis. This crisis can be boiled down to two key failings on the part of
successive governments: firstly, an extreme depth of fundamental
inequality in how patients are treated, differentiated on ability to pay
and location; and secondly, the sheer incapacity of the system to deal
with even demographic pressures, evidenced particularly in our Emergency
Departments and maternity care.
Sinn Féin is committed to the realisation of a world-class system of
universal health care, accessed on the basis of need, free at the point
of delivery, and funded by progressive taxation for the Irish state. We
believe there is no greater good worth striving for.
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