Despite how much we spend on health, we don't seem capable of creating a system attractive for doctors

It might be inconvenient, but the salaries offered on public consultant contracts are just not enough to attract doctors

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
30th October, 2016

Minister for Health Simon Harris has been saying that Ireland is ‘open for business’ for healthcare professionals. We are ‘reinvesting’ in our health service, he tells us.

Given that we spend considerably more on health than most other EU countries, it’s hard to see how anyone could credibly argue that we ever stopped.

Despite spending $5,000 per capita on health, we do not seem capable of creating a system...

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