Letter from HSE requesting a stop on Locum Doctor Recruitment

Hospitals across the country have received a letter from the HSE stipulating that they must stop recruiting locums to fill vacancies in emergency medicine, according to the Irish Medical News (IMN) However, a senior consultant in emergency medicine has questioned the HSE’s contention that the recent recruitment drive in India and Pakistan has “solved” the need for locum cover in emergency … Continue reading

It’s goodbye to our Health Minister

According to IrishHealth.com, Mary Harney has brought to an end nearly six-and-a half-years as Health Minister with the announcement of her resignation from the Cabinet. She offered her resignation to the Taoiseach, which has been accepted, and has announced she will not be standing in the forthcoming general election. It … Continue reading

Do not drive unless you have to

  Do not drive unless you have to. Irish weather is causing havoc – to businesses, children off school and driving. Some road safety tips according to IrishHealth.com – Road Safety: The Gardai are urging people to leave their cars behind and travel by public transport where possible. If you have to … Continue reading