Sláintecare cracks covered over by Covid starting to show through

Magahy and Keane resignations shrouded in mystery but public cares about waiting lists

Some 464 patients are waiting for access to hospital according to the daily trolley count. This is the worst figure since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Photograph: Frank Miller

Some 464 patients are waiting for access to hospital according to the daily trolley count. This is the worst figure since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Photograph: Frank Miller

If anyone still needed a reminder of the urgency for health service reform, there have been plenty in recent days.

Last week, latest figures showed over 900,000 people are on some kind of hospital waiting list, with most waiting lists getting worse rather than better.

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