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One in six hospital consultant jobs unfilled

The €1.7 billion National Children’s Hospital project is among those struggling to recruit senior medical staff

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
27th January, 2019

The HSE was unable to fill one in every six hospital consultant posts that were advertised last year, with some attracting no applicants at all.

The new figures lay bare the extent of the recruitment and retention crisis for hospital consultants.

The €1.7 billion National Children’s Hospital project is among those struggling to recruit senior medical staff.

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