Even the dead are being politicised to highlight state of health services

There is a now traditional game of cat and mouse that goes on between politicians and medics writes Alison O’Connor.

YOU can fail the sick and fail the dying, but the news that you are also failing the dead brings us into shameful new territory when it comes to the state of our health services.

It is such an appalling and distressing notion to think of the bodies of loved ones lying on hospital corridors with fluid seeping from decomposing corpses, and to be told of an apparent necessity to have closed coffin funerals. 

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