We’ve been hearing a lot recently about the crisis in the Health Service, the numbers of patients languishing on trolleys and the interminable waiting lists.
We then hear that staff in the HSE (Health Service Executive) clocked up an astonishing 1 million sick days last year, at a cost of over €230 million to the taxpayer. That’s an average of 10 per worker, versus an average of 3 in the Private Sector.
Cause and effect perhaps, or simply the perils of hanging around sick people all day???