In yet another indictment of the political disdain towards the citizenry sported by all parties throughout the country’s recent history, resulting in the quasi-third world health & welfare system predominant today, a new report just published indicates that the number of community nurses in Ireland has not moved for about four decades, even though the population has steadily grown.
The report, written by Dr. Amanda Phelan, suggests that the number of practicing community nurses has not increased since the late 1970s.
Dr. Phelan said “The number of community nurses has not changed over the last 40, 50 years, yet the population has risen.
“Unlike hospitals you can’t close a ward, whatever population is there, there is no way to limit that. So you have a higher population with more complex needs.”