Opposition grows to co-located hospitals

A shadow has been cast over private hospitals being built on the same site as public ones. The crux is a new contract for hospital consultants, reports Aileen O’Meara.

24th March, 2007

At a meeting organised in Dublin last week by t h e n ew Doctors Alliance for Better Public Healthcare, a group of politicians, journalists and doctors heard impassioned criticism of the plan to build eight private hospitals in the grounds of major public hospitals.

Most of the doctors were hospital consultants with so-called public-only contracts - contracts to treat public patients - along with a few GPs and health professionals. Most of the politicians...

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