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Junior health minister had to wait in hospital A&E for several hours

There is no special treatment for politicians from the health system – not even for health ministers. Junior health minister Kathleen Lynch was left waiting in a hospital accident and emergency uni

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
27th October, 2013

There is no special treatment for politicians from the health system – not even for health ministers.

Junior health minister Kathleen Lynch was left waiting in a hospital accident and emergency unit for several hours last summer, and has brought the incident to the attention of Hiqa, the health standards watchdog.

Lynch told Tracey Cooper, the Hiqa chief executive about the incident at a meeting about disability standards, though it is understood she...

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