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UL Hospitals Group is planning to introduce new doctors’ dress code

At the June meeting, the paper on a dress code for doctors was presented and discussed by management.

However no further action has yet been taken on the issue.

“Further evidence is being gathered in relation to a doctors’ dress code and the effects on patient care; a new dress code has not been implemented,” a spokesperson told the Medical Independent (MI).

“The purpose of the dress code is to establish some guidelines around dress codes for doctors working in UL Hospitals.”

Issues surrounding dress codes for doctors have arisen at board of management levels at other hospitals across the country in recent years.

Our last edition reported that the UL Hospitals Board of Management had discussed budgetary difficulties at a number of Board meetings last year.

“UL Hospitals have engaged with the HSE at national level in relation to the performance of the group and all efforts are being made to reduce, where possible, the level of expenditure and maximise efficiencies,” the spokesperson told MI.

“UL Hospitals have increased focus on reducing pay expenditure relating to agency costs.”

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