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#Consultants

From TheJournal.ie 'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals Coronavirus

'We are firefighting': Consultants warn newborns may be at risk due to Covid pressure on hospitals

Many neonatal units have no isolation facilities to deal with coronavirus patients.

From TheJournal.ie Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat' Covid-19

Dr Gabrielle Colleran: 'We cannot tolerate elderly patients lying on trolleys when Covid-19 is still a threat'

Dr Gabrielle Colleran of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association says healthcare will have to take on a very different shape in the coming months.

From TheJournal.ie Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers Covid-19

Consultant says private hospital contract is ‘a bad deal’ for taxpayers

Last month the government reached an agreement with private hospitals to use all of their facilities during the Covid-19 crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action Waiting Lists

'Enough is enough': 94% of IMO consultants and doctors vote for industrial action

The IMO said its key demand is an end to the “unjustifiable pay inequality” faced by consultants.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants IMO

Doctors to vote on taking industrial action over pay for consultants

“This vote emphasises the frustration and anger that consultants and NCHDs face.”

From TheJournal.ie Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals' Industrial Action

Hospital consultants to ballot for industrial action if govt doesn't provide 'concrete proposals'

The IMO said it is setting a 21-day deadline for the receipt of serious proposals.

From TheJournal.ie Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration' Waiting Lists

Consultant shortages causing 'a spiral of burnout, stress and emigration'

About one million patients in Ireland are on waiting lists to see a consultant.

From TheJournal.ie 'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll Trolleys

'Two friends died by suicide': Doctors say 'profoundly dysfunctional' health service takes huge toll

Consultants have said staffing and resource issues are impacting their mental health and compromising patient care.

From TheJournal.ie Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room' Health Insurance

Consultants say removing private care from public hospitals is ignoring 'the elephant in the room'

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has said capacity issues need to be urgently addressed.

From TheJournal.ie Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds Future Health System

Private patients should not be treated in public hospitals, report finds

A new report says all new consultants should move to a contract that will end private clinics in public hospitals.

From TheJournal.ie Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels Pay

Consultants blame government for staffing 'crisis' as report finds pay higher than UK levels

A government report found that Irish consultants have higher gross salaries than the UK or New Zealand.

From TheJournal.ie Consultants at Cork and Galway hospitals failed to provide evidence of tax compliance SIPO

Consultants at Cork and Galway hospitals failed to provide evidence of tax compliance

Sipo investigated the doctors after they missed a deadline by which they had to reply.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report Healthcare

Ireland's pay rates are not pushing more nurses, midwives and doctors to work abroad - report

The report said that there were issues around recruiting consultants with certain specialities in specific areas.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal Breach Of Contracts

Thousands of consultants to get pay rises in €200 million deal

Paschal Donohoe said “absolutely gigantic” amounts of money were involved in the case.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not happening by accident' - waits for heart services at Dublin children's hospital exploded in the last two years Temple Street

'Not happening by accident' - waits for heart services at Dublin children's hospital exploded in the last two years

Temple Street says it currently has access to only one consultant cardiologist, with that consultant “only commissioned to one clinic per week”.

From TheJournal.ie One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed Irish Hospitals

One in five women doctors in Ireland claim to have been sexually harassed

Bully and sexual harassment remain common in Ireland’s medical workplaces, according to the IMO.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar suggests consultants should 'clock in' to ensure they're at work Public V Private

Leo Varadkar suggests consultants should 'clock in' to ensure they're at work

His comments were in response to an RTÉ Investigates programme which revealed that one consultant left his work at a public hospital to treat private patients at a different hospital.

From TheJournal.ie How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None Zero Tolerance

How many HSE doctors does Navan hospital's emergency department have? None

Four of the five locum/agency doctors at the hospital’s emergency department went on wildcat strike two weeks ago in a row over plans to slash their rate of pay.

From TheJournal.ie 'Risk to the public': 128 doctors working as consultants not on the required specialist register Recruitment

'Risk to the public': 128 doctors working as consultants not on the required specialist register

The figures came following a parliamentary question asked by Sinn Féin’s Louise O’Reilly.

From TheJournal.ie Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts Healthcare

Concern about doctors without specialist training filling consultant posts

Consultants say these doctors do not have the expertise necessary to make the right decisions for patients.

From TheJournal.ie Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today IMO

Should drink drivers get an automatic ban? Doctors will be debating that today

The Irish Medical Organisation’s AGM is happening in Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Consultants will be getting a pay rise after HSE drops high court appeal Cough It Up

Consultants will be getting a pay rise after HSE drops high court appeal

The consultants’ claims relate to the terms of a 2008 pay deal.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water: 'We did not waste €70m on consultants' Water Charges

Irish Water: 'We did not waste €70m on consultants'

Irish Water state the money was spent on experts that were needed to set up the utility.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny says money is there to fill Mater job, but no one has applied Job Vacancy

Enda Kenny says money is there to fill Mater job, but no one has applied

Professor Kevin Walsh, Consultant Cardiologist at the Mater Hospital has raised concerns about resources.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013 Outside Help

Dublin City Council has paid out more than €18 million on consultants since 2013

The area of Environment and Transportation accounted for more than half of the consultant fees paid out.

From TheJournal.ie Jury returns medical misadventure verdict at Dhara Kivlehan inquest Inquest

Jury returns medical misadventure verdict at Dhara Kivlehan inquest

Earlier today, the former Master of Holles St Hospital hit out at the lack of continuity of care at senior consultant level afforded to Dhara Kivlehan the week before her death.

From TheJournal.ie Suspected Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital Stand Down

Suspected Ebola virus ruled out for patient in Dublin hospital

Ebola was suspected as one possibility for man suffering ‘flu-like’ symptoms but he has been cleared by medics.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Irish health spending one of the lowest in western Europe, consultants among the best paid in the world Health

Irish health spending one of the lowest in western Europe, consultants among the best paid in the world

Ireland lags behind the US and most of western Europe in health spend to GDP ratio.

From TheJournal.ie Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM Doctor Doctor

Dispute between GPs and Reilly on agenda for IMO AGM

The Irish Medical Organisation is also to discuss new rules to increase transparency for its members.

From TheJournal.ie Reilly: We'll be more than happy to meet St Vincent's in court Standoff

Reilly: We'll be more than happy to meet St Vincent's in court

The hospital was asked by the HSE to stop 80 consultants on State salaries from working between both public and private hospitals on the campus.

From TheJournal.ie Government makes no comment on postcode costs amid Dáil claims of €30m Tenders

Government makes no comment on postcode costs amid Dáil claims of €30m

Minister Rabbitte told the Dáil that his department was assisted in the tender process by a consulting firm.

From TheJournal.ie Problems recruiting consultants? 'Let's deal with it' Health System

Problems recruiting consultants? 'Let's deal with it'

The IMO said this evening that there has been nothing but “disincentives and obstacles” put in the way of highly skilled doctors.

From TheJournal.ie Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year Consultancy

Department of Finance will spend over €5 million extra on consultants this year

The Minister for Finance likened the consultants to painters, saying they were only used when needed.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Hogan defends Irish Water spending Big Philly Style

'You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs': Hogan defends Irish Water spending

The Environment Minister has been called on to resign by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water will spend nearly €86 million on consultants, contractors and legal advice Irish Water

Irish Water will spend nearly €86 million on consultants, contractors and legal advice

The new utility company’s submission to the Oireachtas Environment Committee outlines how up to €180 million will be spent to establish it.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water to appear before Public Accounts Committee following consultancy spend revelations Irish Water

Irish Water to appear before Public Accounts Committee following consultancy spend revelations

The news – which comes after it was revealed Irish Water spent €50m on consultants last year – was welcomed by PAC member and TD Simon Harris.

From TheJournal.ie Boyd Barrett: Water charges are a "mafia-style heist" Water Charges

Boyd Barrett: Water charges are a "mafia-style heist"

Meanwhile, Simon Coveney said that Irish Water should get to explain its €50m consultants spend.

From TheJournal.ie NAMA paid out over €143m in consultant fees since 2009 Fees

NAMA paid out over €143m in consultant fees since 2009

More than €18 million has been spent of legal fees since NAMA’s inception in 2009.

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