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Healthcare For All

Access to healthcare when and where you need it is a fundamental right in any decent society, but it was the first casualty as the recession hit. One in every eight patients on a hospital waiting list is in the queue for over a year. Some people are waiting for up to four years to see a consultant. We have seen a deterioration of the ambulance service with potentially lethal consequences. The government has failed to honour its commitment to provide €35 million of ring-fenced mental health funding. And under this government’s watch our public system’s workforce has been shrunk by 9,255 whole-time equivalent staff.

The health system continues to fail people because it is a grossly inequitable two- tier, public-private system. Access to care is not based on need alone. Ability to pay is still a key factor in access to
care both in terms of timely access, and in many cases, quality of care.

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