Paying with our health

Paying with our health
Some 84 hospital consultants are set to retire, adding to pressure on general surgery and anaesthesia. Photo: Getty

Views are mixed about the likely impact on patient care of the number of healthcare workers taking early retirement, writes Susan Mitchell.

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly has said there are contingency plans across the health sector to manage the potential fallout from the number of employees taking early retirement.

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