Consultants’ dispute with department escalates

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has accused the Department of Health of attempting to intimidate its members as the dispute over the appointment of new consultants escalates.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
2nd June, 2007

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association has accused the Department of Health of attempting to intimidate its members as the dispute over the appointment of new consultants escalates.

The Health Employers Agency has written to the state’s 2,200 public hospital consultants to ask them if they are taking part in the current industrial action over government plans to reform their contract, but the IHCA said there was no legal onus on its members to reply.

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