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National Health Summit: HSE is not user-focused, top surgeon warns

James M Sheehan 'despairs' of a patient-centred approach

15th February, 2016
Dr James Sheehan

Turning around the HSE could be a lost cause according to James M Sheehan FRCSI, PhD, a distinguished retired orthopaedic surgeon.

Sheehan had a long career as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at both St Vincent's Hospital and Cappagh Hospital in Dublin. He was both founder and director of the Galway Clinic and Blackrock Clinic.

In 1981 he founded the Blackrock Clinic, followed by the Galway Clinic in 2004 and the Hermitage Clinic in 2006. He...

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