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Doctor wage cuts excessive, says opposition

Fine Gael and the Labour Party have come out in support of efforts to reduce the wage bill for the country’s 4,800 junior doctors.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
21st March, 2009

Fine Gael and the Labour Party have come out in support of efforts to reduce the wage bill for the country’s 4,800 junior doctors.

However, the opposition parties have claimed that the Health Service Executive (HSE) cutback proposals for the non-consultant hospital doctors are excessive and could threaten patient care.

Fine Gael health spokesman Dr James Reilly said junior doctors had to ‘‘be realistic’’.

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