Taoiseach’s remarks an insult to hospital staff
I WRITE in reference to An Taoiseach’s comments that frontline hospital staff must work “full whack” over the Christmas period. What a ludicrous statement! I am deeply offended by these comments, as well as his peculiar phrasing.
I am currently an intern in UHL and I can assure Leo Varadkar that frontline staff are not the problem. The doctors and nurses are hard working, doing their utmost to provide a professional and competent service.
I’d bet my bottom dollar that the frontline staff all over the country work in a similar manner to those in UHL. We, undoubtedly, will be working ‘full whack’ over the Christmas period, unlike the members of the Dáil.
I thought the Taoiseach would have more sympathy for the real people running the health service, given his medical background. We are not the problem. The problem is a poor health service governed by the joke that is the HSE. Maybe if the Taoiseach gave young doctors and nurses any incentive to stay in Ireland we might not be in this mess.
I come from a very strong Fine Gael background. My parents and grandparents have supported the party their entire lives. I, too, have supported Fine Gael for as long as I could talk. But not anymore... Luke Colleran