Beds Not Cladding




No one can sleep on that.

Gorugeen writes:

This photo is of the Luas side of Dr Steevens Hospital [Dublin 8]. Note the very expensive stone wall cladding. There are five of those pallets. Priorities? Trolley anyone?

UPDATE: Cladding post backfires (see comments).

43 thoughts on “Beds Not Cladding

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      What does The photo is of the Luas side of Dr Steevens Hospital [Dublin 8]. Note the very expensive stone wall cladding. There five of those pallets. Priorities? Trolley anyone? even mean?

      1. Starina

        i suspect it was typed by monkeys left in a room with typewriters? I can’t make heads nor tails of it

        1. Neilo

          Come on, Starina, there’s at least a chance that those monkeys would eventually produce Hamlet.

          1. bertie blenkinsop

            It’s this optimism that affords Frilly a weekly opportunity to bamboozle us.

      1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

        Keep quiet Bertie, please.
        The Thomas House is the best pub in Dublin. We’d like to keep it that way.

        1. bertie blenkinsop

          I’ve only ever been before Vicar Street.
          It’s a bit grubby for my tastes but to each their own.

          1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            I’ll take grubby over a room full of Morrissey fans any night.

            I wouldn’t wreck your favourite boozer. Stop wrecking mine.

          2. Neilo

            Oh yeah, I suppose you were at some ineffably cool show there *fumes and curses his home in the arse-end of nowhere* Sorry for lashing out there, BB. I get a bit ansty-in-the-pantsy on Friday afternoon.

          3. bertie blenkinsop

            Just remember, we saw your cool gaff at Christmas.
            Life’s all about compromises isn’t it? :)

      1. Neilo

        @Bertie: hoping to make a trip to The Smoke next Friday to see The Bill Laurance Quartet in the Sugar Club. Might pop into Jammetts for lunch and The Television Club for a late one after the show.

          1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

            I want one too.
            I was part of this conversation back at the beginning remember?

  1. jonotti

    This post just creeps into my top five all time worst broadsheet posts, just behind the one about the council workers looking at a tree.

  2. Reppy

    That’s one minor delivery for a major overhaul of that building which is well needed. Pointless post. Sure in that case build tents but buy more beds

  3. Dan

    Wait, what? I’m a fan of the broadsheet but this might be the worst post you’ve ever published.

    You want the hospital to not clad the building for some reason? As a cost to the HSE this is infinitesimally small. But by all means, build cheaper hospitals. Move them all out of the city and sell the land and buildings for some extra cash, though that’s debatable.

    The problem isn’t buildings. The problem isn’t beds. There isn’t a shortage of actual physical beds in the HSE. The shortage is everything else that’s required to go along with the bed. Doctors, nurses, attendants, plumbing, electricity, IT, etc, etc, and so on. Whether this is because of budgets or lack or resources is the debatable thing. Not whether or not they should clad the building.

  4. Murtles

    When I was a young lad we were happy to have a stone clad to sleep on. That’s the problem with the youth of today, looking for all the creature comforts instead of walking to school in your bare feet in the snow eating oranges and twirling badgers…. wait where was I?

    1. sǝɯǝɯʇɐpɐq

      We didn’t even have badgers…
      We had to make do with otters, and there was none of them either.

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