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# Health Care

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US embassy warned diplomats about crumbling healthcare system
Visiting US diplomats were advised to be patient in the case of a medical emergency, because A&E wards are so overcrowded.
VHI says deficit narrowed by €3.1m last year
VHI has released it annual report – showing that its losses narrowed by a massive €3.16 million in 2010.
Minister for Health to abolish 50c prescription charge
Dr James Reilly has said that the 50c prescription charge serves as a deterrent to people obtaining essential medication.
Mental health services in freefall
20% of psychiatric nurses have retired.