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I find these public fundraising appeals for hospitals disingenuous particularly when lead by the highest-paid hospital consultants in Europe.
Ireland’s government spends 10% of national income on healthcare, more than a quarter above the typical EU-15 country.
One way to free up the funding needed for hospitals would be a cut on hospital consultants pay to the European norm. Some 1,300 consultants cut by €100,000 would be €1.3bn in saving annually.
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