November 28, 2021

NHS spends 63 nurses’ salaries to distribute free paracetamol in Northern Ireland

The cash-strapped health service spent more than £ 2million on paracetamol prescriptions last year.

he huge sum could have been used to finance 295 hip replacements, 7,355 outpatient appointments or pay the salaries of 63 nurses.

It also represents just under two-thirds of the annual running costs of the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

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