Fate of €90m clinic in balance

Will the new Minister for Health be able to save Cork Medical Centre from closure, asks Susan Mitchell

12th March, 2011

VHI Healthcare’s decision not to provide cover for the Cork Medical Centre, which has led to its closure and the loss of 75 jobs, will result in a legal challenge from hospital operator Sheehan Medical.

The hospital opened in October and was to provide cutting-edge treatment in a number of areas and employ up to 525 people when at full capacity. While Aviva and Quinn both agreed to provide cover, the VHI refused to...

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