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National Children’s Hospital board is worried about shortage of consultants

The joint medical board of the Children’s Hospital Group wrote to Minister for Health Simon Harris late last year expressing concern about its ability to 'adequately staff both the main hospital and the satellite units for urgent and ambulatory care'

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
27th January, 2019
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The mantra from government on the enormous cost overrun at the €1.7 billion National Children’s Hospital is that we are building one of the finest children’s hospitals in the world. But can we staff it to the same supposedly high standard?

The joint medical board of the Children’s Hospital Group clearly has huge concerns.

In a letter it wrote to Minister for Health Simon Harris late last year, the...

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