Health service teeters on the brink as woes deepen

Recruitment crisis has left numerous hospitals with unfilled posts; Public patients are being turned away because waiting lists are so long

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
14th January, 2015
Mater Hospital

A mental health team outside Dublin recently declined a referral for a ten-year old boy. The child has suffered bereavement issues since the death of his father, his GP informed The Sunday Business Post.

Last year, the boy was intercepted trying to take his own life. The mental health team declined the referral, saying it had no child psychiatrist in place.

In Dublin, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital cannot offer children an appointment with a...

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