1997 - 7,000 Administrators employed in Irish health service across ten health boards.
2008 - 18,000 Administrators employed in the Irish health service across a single Health Service Executive.
Conclusion: Sack no less than 12,000 of those Administrators.
1980 - Number of acute hospital beds in Ireland for a population of 3 million - 18,000
2008 - Number of acute hospital beds in Ireland for a population of 4 million - 12,000
Conclusion: We need at least 3,000 more beds in our acute hospitals, no matter what state the economy is in.