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31st IHCA AGM 2019 preview

‘A sustainable plan is needed to stabilise recruitment and retention of consultants’

By Dr Donal O'Hanlon, IHCA President | September 11, 2019 |

President of the IHCA Dr Donal O’Hanlon expresses concern about the continued gaps in care experienced in the Irish health service The Association launched its social media campaign #CareCantWait in June to highlight the unacceptable delays in providing timely, high-quality hospital and mental healthcare which would not be tolerated in any comparable OECD country.   We…

‘The most significant opportunity is to fully staff our consultant teams by restoring parity for new consultants’

By Mr Martin Varley | September 11, 2019 |

Secretary General of the IHCA Mr Martin Varley outlines the capacity deficits in the health service and what the Association’s  #CareCantWait campaign aims to achieve Our hospital services are in a state of crisis because we have so many vacant consultant posts, insufficient bed capacity and a lack of other facilities. These factors have resulted…

‘The way we deliver our health service must change’

By Minister for Health Simon Harris | September 11, 2019 |

In advance of the IHCA’s AGM, the Minister for Health Simon Harris writes about Sláintecare, the de Buitléir report, and the implications for consultants  I am pleased to be invited to write this article at a pivotal time for the development of our health services and for consultants who play a central role in the…

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