FG: ‘Consultants run hospitals to suit themselves’

The Fine Gael spokesman on health, Liam Twomey, has launched a strong attack on hospital consultants who ‘‘dictate the shape of Irish healthcare to the detriment of patient care’’.

18th March, 2006

The Fine Gael spokesman on health, Liam Twomey, has launched a strong attack on hospital consultants who ‘‘dictate the shape of Irish healthcare to the detriment of patient care’’. Twomey, a doctor and likely minister for health if Fine Gael leads the next government, said that some powerful consultants were effectively running the service to suit themselves.

‘‘Some consultants have far too much power and it’s not being challenged by management,”...

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