Why the Irish healthcare system may have failed us

Ireland is perhaps one of the most beautiful countries in the world that offers the most spectacular scenery and dwells with people that are so kind and welcoming.

It’s a country we all love and one we are so respectful of..but yet one detail that happens to stain the image of Ireland is the unfair healthcare system.
( This campaign does not relate to the Covid-19 situation right now but to life before but perhaps even relates to now for some people) 

I wouldn’t ever say this, but this is the moment when we have had enough ... it’s time to speak out and raise awareness.. Some learn it the easy way and others learn it the hard way.
My experience throughout my lifetime hasn’t been at all pleasant and I would like to share my views. 

Since my childhood I had many issues with my health which have worsened due to GP healthcare and neglect. My friends that were ever sick were treated with neglect... friends of friends, friends of parents , you name anyone... but most importantly I have watched and still watch my mother suffer with daily pains that have risen  as a result of terrible treatments from various GP and hospitals.

I have watched her twice almost loosing her life in the hospital bed when I was 10 ... I have watched her cry herself to sleep because there is no help you can get in this country because of extremely long waiting lists and so on.

Do you want to know the reason to why there is poor attention to patients? 
“ Doctors are just afraid to loose their licence”
Is an answer which my family received from a doctor when we asked why do you not treat patients in early stages of being ill or not providing needed exams ...

Do you want to know what the nurse secretaries once told us , when my little brother got poisoning once and we rang for an immediate advice ? 
“ If he starts disintegrating you should then call the ambulance “
Yes, that is the word that was used.

I have watched my mother almost dying twice but being saved abroad by doctors that aren’t afraid of “ loosing their licence “. Now when my mother has thrombosis for two years ( due to bleeding after giving birth and doctors paying NO ATTENTION this is how it formed)  , the doctors are ignoring that fact and saying “it’s okay” just like they did those two times when it was too close to the end. 

Myself I’ve been having some strange mobility issues which are most likely to do with the nervous system but all I have gotten from the GP’s is a two year long waiting list to see a proper doctor and she actually laughed at me too and said “ I don’t know what this could be “ and waiting time still pending..
I am so tired from all of this nuisance ... it’s time to ask for help and raise awareness.

This is just a few examples of what me and my family know. We could talk for hours and hours about our experiences and people we know.
it’s truly heartbreaking.
Talking from the bottom of my heart, Ireland is absolutely amazing but what has this system done to people ? 
Ireland has one of the most longest waits in Europe even at the emergency department. There is so many facts and statistics to prove how helpless we are.

Even ask yourself how many hours did you have to wait at a hospital before being admitted for an emergency??

This may not apply to the wealthy  households but to lower classes and I don’t want to put any labels on but if money is an answer to having a healthy life and being treated well then there is a problem ...

Is this how we want this to go on for future generations?
Neglect leads to complications and it can be too late before you are given the needed medications. We need to stand together and address this issue.

I want to raise awareness and I am also raising money to help my mother get the painless life she deserves, we only get one life and one mother in our lives. I am a student and unfortunately don’t have a dime to my name to help my family but I hope this platform helps somehow.Funds will go for appropriate treatment abroad, for the needed thrombosis operation and all other medical bills. 

Any donations at all are greatly appreciated, stay safe everyone during these tough times.
Thank you for reading my story. 

God bless all❤️

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