The accountancy firm, PwC, will be paid a staggering €1 million for its consultancy work in the Cork University Hospital Group
But while it was engaged in a “transformation and improvement programme’, patients were facing massive overcrowding.
On one day there were 74 people waiting on trolleys to be seen. On another day, visitors had to be met in the car park while the hospital had to deal with 250 people on a single day.
Why are we paying a fortune to accountancy companies for advice on how to run a hospital?
Especially as these companies are also advising big corporations on how to avoid taxes which could be used to fund the hospitals.