Here’s What The HSE Is Fucking Up Today

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AS HAS become apparent in recent years it is near impossible for the average person to keep abreast of the large volume of fuck ups overseen by senior officials at the HSE and in the Department of Health, which is why WWN has produced this daily guide to keep you informed.

Apologies we haven’t done this sooner, but in the case of any scandals, cock ups, inadequacies, denials and ‘okay you caught us’ which have occurred before today’s round up , you’ll just have to educate yourself.

So far today:

Trolleys again

Yup. Despite what you may have heard, the Irish health service is not required by law to never have enough beds, it’s actually a voluntary choice made by the government.

The pay freeze

Did the HSE offer jobs to people and then subsequently pull the offers due to an ongoing pay freeze, leaving people jobless and struggling to pay their mortgages. You sure bet they did!

HSE chief operations officer Liam Woods suspended recruitment for a period of three months, and as could be expected, this was handled by the HSE about as smoothly as sandpaper to the testicles.

No longer covering transport costs for people with disabilities

Adults with disabilities are now being charged fees to use rural transport schemes such as Local Link to get to HSE day services. But don’t worry this decision by the HSE will probably be reversed by a Fine Gael politician once they realise it could cost them their seat in the next election.

Refusing to acknowledge the fact dead bodies were left to decompose in Waterford University Hospital corridors due to the lack of an adequate mortuary

Were the inadequate quality and standards maintained in the mortuary first highlight in a report by the HSE themselves in 2003? Yes. Are the HSE now only being forced into action and agreeing to update the mortuary now that 16 years later it has become a bad PR story thanks to consultants speaking out on behalf of patients? Of course.

But are the HSE still denying such a problem exists and denying they received a complaint they definitely received, all while being backed up by the Taoiseach? 100%.

Will heads roll for any of these failures?

If by heads will roll you mean ‘more managers will probably be hired’ then yes, absolutely.

See you all again tomorrow for the next fresh glut of issues. Apologies to the other 49 new scandals we had no room for today.

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