HSE warns of consultant pay hike if private care removed

In a written submission to a group examining the impact of removing private practice from public hospitals, the HSE warned that removing private practice could have a negative impact on the standard of care provided to patients

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
18th March, 2018

The HSE has said hospital consultants would have to be paid more if the government removed private care from public hospitals.

In a written submission to a group examining the impact of removing private practice from public hospitals, the HSE warned that removing private practice could have a negative impact on the standard of care provided to patients if not addressed in advance.

It said a new or renegotiated contract would be needed to attract...

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