28th November 2019

New data shows 16,938 ‘hidden’ children waiting for treatment in region’s hospitals

117,000 children nationally now waiting for hospital care
25th November 2019

IHCA comment on HSE’s response to the findings of the National Inpatient Experience Survey 2019

According IHCA President Dr. Donal O’Hanlon:
15th November 2019

Winter Plan too little too late as waiting lists unacceptable

51,059 people already added to the outpatient waiting list this year 151,637 people added to the outpatient waiting list since the Government first took office in May 2016, which is a 36% increase Winter flu likely to increase number of patients on trolleys and further add to waiting lists   Dr Donal O’Hanlon, IHCA President said: “the numbers waiting to see a hospital consultant have increased by an average of over 5,100 additional people per month since the start of this year. The consultant recruitment and retention crisis, with one in five permanent consultant posts now unfilled is a key factor in the long wait times patients face. We need to end this crisis by restoring pay parity for consultants appointed since 2012 in order to fill the large number of permanent consultant posts that are unfilled.”
2nd October 2019

Medical Council report confirms worsening consultant recruitment and retention crisis

Number of doctors who enrolled on the medical register for the first time in 2018 is at a four year low 40 more specialists withdrew from the register than enrolled for the first time Government’s policy towards new entrant consultants is driving our highly trained doctors and consultants abroad and undermining acute hospital care for patients IHCA President Dr Donal O’Hanlon said: “The Irish health service is not competitive due to the inequality in pay being imposed on consultants appointed since October 2012.”
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