The Irish Times view on medical recruitment: A clear and present danger

The suspension of a junior doctor raises troubling questions about our hospitals

The decision by the president of the High Court to voice his concerns about “defective” procedures for recruiting doctors to work in hospitals in the State represents a major red flag for the safety of patients.

Mr Justice Peter Kelly suspended a junior doctor in a hospital maternity unit from practising here after other doctors raised serious concerns about him lacking basic medical competency and being a danger to patients. It follows action by the Medical Council under section...
source: Irish Times

2018-11-09 03:53
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