Saturday October 24, 2020

Doctors in war of words with HSE as strike looms

Doctors are furious about a HSE claim, made during an RTE interview, that they want triple time for shifts over 24 hours.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
5th October, 2013
The Irish Medical Organisation has launched a major campaign to highlight ‘dangerously long’ working hours for non-consultant hospital doctorsFennells

The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) entered into a blame game last week ahead of planned strike action by non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHDs), due to take place on Tuesday.

The HSE claimed last week that the doctors' union wanted hospitals to be forced to pay triple time to doctors who work shifts in excess of 24 hours. But the IMO vehemently denied this, stating that it wanted hospitals to be...

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