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14th June 2019

Statement from the IHCA on unacceptable record outpatient waiting lists.

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said that it is extremely concerned at the persistent deterioration in the number of people on waiting lists for hospital outpatient appointments.
7th June 2019

Fewer consultants mean longer wait times and greater patient safety risk

Access to acute hospital care in Ireland is getting worse, not better, and the figures bleakly bear this out.
1st May 2019

Statement from the IHCA re mortuary facilities in Waterford University Hospital

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said that it is alarmed at the response from the Government to a number of consultants raising their concerns about existing resource deficits in Waterford University Hospital.
1st May 2019

Statement from the IHCA re mortuary facilities in Waterford University Hospital

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said that it is alarmed at the response from the Government to a number of consultants raising their concerns about existing resource deficits in Waterford University Hospital.
11th April 2019

Medical Council Report confirms impact of government policy in driving much needed specialist consultants abroad

Thursday 11th April 2019: The IHCA said that the Medical Workforce Intelligence Report, which was published by the Medical Council today, confirms the extremely damaging impact of discriminating against hospital consultants since 2012.
19th March 2019

Patient care deteriorating due to failure of Government to stop ongoing discrimination against new entrant consultants

Government policy is destroying the fabric of hospital care in Ireland according to the IHCA
7th January 2019

IHCA statement on New Year hospital crisis

Monday 7th January 2019: The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has said that it is very concerned about the complacency in addressing the overwhelming capacity deficits in our public hospital and mental health services.   
21st December 2018

HSE 2019 National Service Plan confirms lack of urgency in addressing overwhelming Public Hospital resource deficits

Friday, 21st December 2018: The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) is strongly of the view that the 2019 HSE National Service Plan (NSP), published yesterday, fails to even start to address in any meaningful manner the overwhelming capacity deficits in our public hospital and mental health services.   The Association has outlined repeatedly in recent years to Ministers for Health that the underfunding of public hospitals is increasingly damaging the capacity to deliver care to patients. The Association said it has led to record numbers of patients being treated on trolleys and unacceptable waiting lists for inpatient surgical care and outpatient appointments.
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