Re: Giving The National Maternity Hospital to the "Sisters of Charity" - Has Nothing Changed since the 19th Century ?
It is even worse than I thought - the "National" Maternity Hospital is also a Catholic-run "voluntary hospital" funded by the State. As it caters for the centre of Dublin there are many mothers going there who are not Catholic, and I much doubt that most who are are entirely happy with an Archbishop being head of the Board.
Originally Posted by Fraxinus
The 300 million we are to cough up is to fund a new "voluntary" hospital entirely owned by the Sister of Charity, on land provided by St VIncents, another Catholic hospital, with an agreement between the two that is seems may be private and not available for the public to see.
Two hundred + people turned up at very short notice to protest at the Department of Health. People are furious.
Why can't the State build itself a maternity hospital, and run it ?
The entire health system is chaotic.
“ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
— Jean-Paul Sartre