Doctors warn of major threat to patient safety in midwest

Senior clinicians in the Midwest have warned of a ‘‘significant risk to the delivery of safe and effective healthcare’’ due to the increasing shortage of non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHD).

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
28th May, 2011

Senior clinicians in the Midwest have warned of a ‘‘significant risk to the delivery of safe and effective healthcare’’ due to the increasing shortage of non-consultant hospital doctors (NCHD).

In a letter to the HSE, the medical board of the Mid-Western Regional Hospital (MWRH) Limerick, Ennis and Nenagh said ‘‘tough decisions’’ would have to be made about which clinical services should be cut and which should be curtailed in order to...

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