Sign up now for ease of access to The Medical Independent, Ireland’s most frequently published medical newspaper, delivering award-winning news and investigative reporting.

  • receive the eCopy two days prior to the printed edition.
  • can partake in our online MCQs.
  • can enter our online sports quiz.


Medicalindependent.ie is Ireland's only investigative medical news website for doctors, healthcare professionals and anyone with an interest in health issues.

Established in 2010, along with its sister publication The Medical Independent, our stated aim is to investigate and analyse the major issues affecting healthcare and the medical profession in Ireland. The Medical Independent has won a number of awards for its investigative journalism, and its stories are frequently picked up by national digital, broadcast and print media. The Medical Independent is published by GreenCross Publishing.

Address: Top Floor, 111 Rathmines Road Lr, Dublin 6

Tel: 353 (01) 441 0024

GreenCross Publishing is owned by Graham Cooke.

IMO responds to poll showing health number one election issue

By Mindo - 21st Jan 2020 | 22 views

The IMO has responded to a new poll, which shows that health is the most important issue for voters in the election.

The Irish Times / Ipsos MRBI poll, which was published on 21 January, shows 40 per cent of voters see health as most important issue.

Dr Padraig McGarry, President of the IMO, said that the poll backed up the IMO’s call for the new Government to urgently implement solutions to solve the crisis in our health system, including: 2,000 new hospital beds in the first two years of Government; a new consultant contract and an urgent increase in consultant numbers; and accelerated resourcing of GP services to support our sickest and poorest patients.


Dr McGarry said: “Politicians are quick to make unrealistic promises during election campaigns, but the IMO urges all political parties to focus on the real issues at hand rather than engaging in empty electioneering. Today’s poll shows how important it is that the crisis in our health system is addressed. We need real solutions for the sake of our patients.” 

Leave a Reply

Latest
Latest Issue
medical news
The Medical Independent 19th May 2022

You need to be logged in to access this content. Please login or sign up using the links below.

Most Read