No applications have been received for top hospital doctor posts

Hospitals are facing a chronic shortage of doctors, with some positions advertised in 2013 receiving no applicants whatsoever, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
26th January, 2014

Hospitals are facing a chronic shortage of doctors, with some positions advertised in 2013 receiving no applicants whatsoever, *The Sunday Business Post has learned.*

In an effort to resolve the the staffing crisis being experienced by public hospitals, HSE chief executive Tony O'Brien wrote to the Department of Health last week, seeking permission to hike the pay of experienced hospital consultants.

Hospital consultants are among the best-paid public servants, but while older consultants are paid between...

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