1st October 2019

Government failure to address consultant recruitment crisis a neglect of duty to tackle longest waiting lists in Europe

Potential of a ‘bad’ flu season and a shortage of both Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care Hospital Consultants increase risk of reduced quality of care for patients this winter 53,135 additional patients on outpatient lists since Taoiseach first promised talks on consultant recruitment crisis IHCA President Dr. Donal O’Hanlon: “the current position of constant crisis in our hospitals could very quickly move to catastrophe if our acute hospitals experience any additional strains on their already overstretched resources this winter”.
21st September 2019

Hospital consultant shortages perpetuating a spiral of burnout, stress and doctor emigration

- A doctor is now twice as likely to take his or her own life than a member of the general population
21st September 2019

Key national health programmes at risk due to ongoing consultant recruitment crisis

National Children’s Hospital, National Cancer Care, Maternity Strategy, Mental Health Plan, and the Critical Care Programme among those threatened by consultant shortage
2nd September 2019

IHCA Pre Budget Submission 2020

21st August 2019

IHCA AGM 21st September 2019, Radisson St Helen's, Stillorgan, Co Dublin

31st IHCA AGM/Annual Conference Programme
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