Government Ministers are to meet this week to discuss the possibility of using airbrushing techniques to hide additional payments for senior hospital executives from the public.
Information was revealed this week that numerous publicly funded hospitals were in breach of the rules regarding pay of their senior executives.
Senior executives salaries were topped up by charging the sick and dying to park at the hospitals. Rather than investing the money raised from these vulnerable people and their families directly into patience services, the hospitals thought it best to pay their senior members of staff even more money.
Not wanting to let the public find out that executives salaries take preference over new hospital beds, the government are looking into the use of airbrushing.
One internal report suggests that government may use the technique to remove figures they don’t like from their accounts and reports, to prevent the public from ever finding out.
They claim that airbrushing has been used to manipulate public opinion and thought for numbers of years and that it could become a valuable tool in the government’s arsenal of corruption and incompetence.
They are hoping to trial out the airbrushing on the HSE’s report into the breaches of salary and expect that the additional payment figures will be smoothly removed without anyone being able to notice.