The amount of Patients waiting on trolleys ‘absolutely unacceptable’

The INMO says 601 patients were on trolleys or wards waiting for admission to a hospital bed yesterday Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has said it was “absolutely unacceptable” that hundreds of patients are waiting on trolleys in hospitals, as a hospital consultant warned 350 people could die needlessly this year. There … Continue reading

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