Meanwhile, people are dying

The chief executive of the HSE, Prof Brendan Drumm has announced yet another task force charged with the mission of reducing the incidence of MRSA in hospitals by 30 per cent over the next five years.

This is sure to be followed by a cabal of committees; a conundrum of very expensive consultants topped off by the inevitable and most terrible monster of them all – a tribunal.

Meanwhile, people are dying.