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Anger over handling of trolley crisis.

HEALTH Minister Leo Varadkar has been slammed for his handling of the hospital trolley crisis.

People Before Profit have accused the Government of not keeping its promises of cutting the number of patients left out because of a lack of beds.

Party spokesman John Lyons said: "When Fine Gael was elected, 8,329 patients had suffered the indignity of being left on trolleys throughout 2011. By January 2015 that had risen to 8684 - an increase of 4%."

He insisted Mr Varadkar's strategy "is not working because it does not tackle the root of the problem - the closure of wards and the reduction of staff by approximately 10,000".

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 6, 2016
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