1st May 2019
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
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.
7th December 2018
Friday 7th December 2018: The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has said it is concerned that the HSE’s Winter Plan unveiled yesterday is inadequate to address the high risk of an extremely damaging hospital crisis in the New Year, which could last for months. This is because the Plan has been announced too late and it is very limited given the huge capacity deficits that have built up in our public hospitals over the past decade.
8th November 2018
The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has rejected the Taoiseach’s claims that the solution to the trolley crisis is for hospital staff to cancel their annual leave over the Christmas period.
5th November 2018
IHCA respond to former head of HSE’s confirmation that lack of consultants is biggest impact on public hospitals
Note: Dr O’Hanlon is available for interview – please contact James Dunny (086 388 3903) to arrange
9th October 2018
9 October 2018 - The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA) has outlined its grave concern that the 2019 Health Budget is unlikely to address the serious capacity deficits that are delaying the provision of public hospital care to patients, unless urgent capacity needs in our acute hospitals are addressed. The Association outlined in great detail in its pre-budget submission to the Minister for Health and other government Ministers that underfunding of public hospitals has led to record numbers of patients on trolleys and on waiting lists.
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