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19th July 2019

Over half of all HSE permanent consultant psychiatrist posts in the South East’s Mental Health Services unfilled

21 permanent consultant psychiatrist posts are either empty or only temporarily filled across the region IHCA data confirms damaging impact of consultant retention and recruitment crisis on region’s mental health services Almost half of all the HSE’s permanent consultant psychiatrist posts in the South East Mental Health are either empty or temporarily filled, new data has revealed.
17th July 2019

Proposed restructuring of health services does not go far enough – Irish Hospital Consultants Association

Hospital and community health services must be merged under regional organisations under new HSE plan to ensure best outcomes and greater efficiency Greater alignment between hospital and community services will not ensure integrated, joined up healthcare delivery for patients
12th July 2019

Unacceptable numbers awaiting hospital care according to the IHCA

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said that it is extremely concerned at the continuing deterioration in the number of people on waiting lists for hospital appointments.
3rd July 2019

New survey confirms that Government policy is negatively impacting patients and doctors

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has said that a new survey from the Medical Council confirms that the Government’s policy towards new entrant consultants is driving our highly trained doctors and consultants abroad and undermining acute hospital care for patients.
16th June 2019

IHCA Statement on Sunday Business Post Revealing Article.

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) said the findings of the unpublished HSE’s National Doctors Training and Planning (NDTP) unit report, as confirmed in today’s Sunday Business Post, are a damning indictment of the government’s policy which has undermined hospital consultant recruitment. This is of significant importance as it is gravely damaging the delivery of timely care to patients.
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.
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