Question Time: Will Leo Varadkar’s latest plans resolve the hospital waiting list crisis?

Question of the Week: Will Leo Varadkar’s latest plans resolve the hospital waiting list crisis? Paul Cullen, Irish Times Health Correspondent, gives his view.

Every week we put a question to one of our contributors. This week we ask Paul Cullen if the latest plans announced by Leo Varadkar can resolve the hospital waiting list crisis.
 
Overcrowding in A & E wards seems as bad as ever, while waiting times for inpatient or day case treatment have soared since late June. Is Leo Varadkar’s  latest announcement on hospital beds sufficient to resolve the crisis, or is more needed?

Paul Cullen, Health Correspondent, argues that issues such as consultants’ work practices and better use of primary care facilities must also be addressed, along with greater funding.

What do you think? Watch the video and have your say below.

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