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Thursday 25 November, 2021

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Govt needs to admit if public-private partnerships are now the model for healthcare
# Sláintecare
# Sláintecare

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Govt needs to admit if public-private partnerships are now the model for healthcare

Updated Nov 25th 2021, 10:20 PM 24,794 Views 39 Comments

The Consultant Gastroenterologist and former member of the Sláintecare Implementation Advisory Council says the government is pinning the future of healthcare on the private sector.

Friday 14 August, 2020

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'The rhetoric of “all being in it together” is dead'

Aug 14th 2020, 7:00 AM 54,781 Views 52 Comments

What we now reap is the harvest of decades of inaction on what voters just six short months ago told us were the major issues affecting our society, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

Thursday 5 March, 2020

Opinion: Covid-19 has changed everything, so it's time for rational planning and national unity
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: Covid-19 has changed everything, so it's time for rational planning and national unity

Mar 5th 2020, 5:55 PM 32,970 Views 58 Comments

Irish health professionals need leadership from our politicians, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Anthony O'Connor: History matters, but the record numbers on trolleys should trump commemoration debates

Jan 8th 2020, 4:55 PM 18,229 Views 32 Comments

Why are we fighting the battles of the past rather than honouring the ideals of the Republic?

Thursday 25 April, 2019

Opinion: 'There are consequences to paying for all the most expensive new drugs'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'There are consequences to paying for all the most expensive new drugs'

Apr 25th 2019, 7:00 AM 25,878 Views 28 Comments

We need to radically improve waiting times for treatment rather than focus on buying all the most expensive drugs, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

Saturday 8 December, 2018

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'I remember the detail of my errors and the guilt and shame I felt are burnt onto my mind'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'I remember the detail of my errors and the guilt and shame I felt are burnt onto my mind'

Dec 8th 2018, 6:00 PM 38,482 Views 47 Comments

Dr Anthony O’Connor writes about how doctors make mistakes – and what we can do about creating an atmosphere that’s not about ‘blame and shame’.

Friday 4 May, 2018

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'It’s not about your rage or sorrow, deputies. It's about what we do next'
# Cervical Check Scandal
# Cervical Check Scandal

Dr Anthony O'Connor: 'It’s not about your rage or sorrow, deputies. It's about what we do next'

May 4th 2018, 8:16 AM 32,804 Views 35 Comments

We need the media to move us out of their comfort zone in how the debate is framed, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.

Monday 8 January, 2018

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys
# Column
# Column

Dr Anthony O'Connor: Things we could do to get more people off trolleys

Jan 8th 2018, 6:30 AM 28,203 Views 41 Comments

They can be done and they must be done – we have to believe that, writes hospital consultant Dr Anthony O’Connor.

Friday 5 January, 2018

Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Hospital consultant: 'I'd like to dispel a few myths for people about overcrowding'

Jan 5th 2018, 7:00 AM 273,763 Views 198 Comments

It’s a hospital overcrowding problem that has been decanted into the Emergency Department, writes Dr Anthony O’Connor.