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25th May 2018

Irrefutable evidence on the scale and depth of the consultant recruitment and retention crisis

25 May, 2018: An Irish Hospital Consultants Association delegation, led by Dr Tom Ryan, President of the IHCA, recently met with the Public Service Pay Commission to present irrefutable evidence that the prolonged consultant recruitment and retention crisis is deteriorating and undermining the provision of care to patients. The discussions supplemented and reinforced the contents of the Association’s submission to the Commission in November 2017 on the extent of the crisis.
26th April 2018

IHCA supports the Joint Oireachtas Committee’s recommendations on the Future of Mental Health Care

Thursday, 26th April 2018: The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has today strongly welcomed the Joint Committee’s recommendations on the Future of Mental Health Care, as they are essential to provide much improved and more timely care to those who depend on the current under-resourced Mental Health Services.
16th April 2018

IHCA calls on Minister Harris to urgently address the appointment of non-specialist doctors to specialist consultant posts as it is compromising patient safety and care

Sunday, 15th April 2018: The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has called on Minister Harris to urgently address the appointment of non-specialist doctors to specialist consultant posts as it is compromising patient safety and care.
16th April 2018

IHCA calls on Minister Harris to urgently address the appointment of non-specialist doctors to specialist consultant posts as it is compromising patient safety and care

Sunday, 15th April 2018: The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has called on Minister Harris to urgently address the appointment of non-specialist doctors to specialist consultant posts as it is compromising patient safety and care.
13th February 2018

Sláintecare Report

 
24th January 2018

Reactionary statement from IHCA on the Bed Capacity Review

23 January, 2018: The President of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) welcomed the publication of the Bed Capacity Review today, and the implicit recognition that a lack of basic bed capacity is a fundamental problem in health care in Ireland. The Association has advocated an expansion of acute hospital and day care beds for many years.  
2nd January 2018

IHCA calls for the urgent commissioning of thousands of additional acute hospital beds to address the trolley crisis

2 January, 2018: Dr Tom Ryan, President of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association, said that today's record number of patients on trolleys requiring hospital care was entirely predictable and unacceptable. He said the crisis is due to the fact that acute hospital in-patient bed numbers were cut by 1,400 in the past decade when they should, at a minimum, have been increased in tandem with the country's growing and ageing population trends. 
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