17 thoughts on “Give Me Patients

  1. newsjustin

    Ah now, they’re supposed to tell all sides of the story. It’s not fantasy that there are a lot of people worried about family members, stressed about rebooking appointments or inconvenienced about treatments.

    That’s not bias. What are they supposed to report? “Nurses strike today – everything lovely”

    1. rotide

      “What are they supposed to report?”

      >b>Leo + Simon chow down on meal of homeless and welfare recepients would probably make most people happy and reinforce their world view.

    2. Ian-O


      Because nobody was worried about family members, stressed about cancelled operations, waiting lists, being on trollies for days before the strike.

      Anyway, guy in the article obviously doesn’t have a private health care so its really his own fault for relying on the Irish public healthcare system. What a mug.

      1. newsjustin

        People with an operation coming down the line for themselves or a loved one would, obviously, be upset and worried that it’d be cancelled.

        People get upset if flights are cancelled due to strikes. It’s not unreasonable to assume they’re be upset if a medical appointment had to be put off. And that doesn’t make them, or the people concerned for them, heartless, capitalist monsters.

        Why don’t you go out with a camera and find all those patients that you imagine are jumping with joy and begging for more industrial action

        You can be for the nurses and still upset that your operation was cancelled.

        1. Ian-O

          Considering you’re the only person talking about imaginary patients jumping for joy, why don’t you go and film them? Try not to forget your obligations under GDPR and other legislation though. Don’t let me know how you get on though as I am not interested in points you made and then brought up.

          Then, you can also investigate these people that you, not I, equated with being heartless, capitalist monsters for their views.

          So, seeing as you appear to be arguing imaginary points that you brought into this, I think its best I leave you to it by yourself?

  2. Dhaughton99

    The issue here is that the RTÉ home page cycles stories as the main headline. There’s no editorial input.

  3. Joe cool

    Had to turn off the radio in the car. Started with Moan Duffy jabbering on with guests who’d missed operations yesterday. Using this type story to play on the enotions of the public and using it as propaganda. Totally wrong

  4. curmudgeon

    50,000 cancelled appointments but RTE are biased for telling it from the publics perspective???

    Broadsheet.ie you are a disgrace.

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