Tag: health services

Brid on TV3 re cervical screening and health service waiting times.

OUTSOURCING KILLS! Last night on TV3, I explained that the Scally report showed the US labs that did Irish smear tests were not accredited by international standards. Minister Harris told me, via Parliamentary Questions (PQs) in May, that they were!

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Going blind unecessarily – because he’s poor

Patrick Foley, in my constituency, is going blind unecessarily. His problem is he’s poor. He could have the cataract surgery he needs, if he could pay upfront for it, under the NTPF scheme, but he lives only on his allowance

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Brid Smith TD speaking on Health Service Waiting Lists in the Dáil

Q: What causes Ireland’s incredibley long waiting lists for health care? A: Political descision making. By running down the public service, people are forced into paying in the private system; result = profits up for the private service providers –

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TD claims Government health funding does not allow for pay rises for non-HSE workers

“Government Policy responsible for possible strike action in health and social care services,” says Brid Smith TD People Before Profit TD, Brid Smith, has said that Government policy is directly responsible for a possible strike of over 8,000 staff in

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