Saturday November 28, 2020

System does not stop incompetent doctors

It took only a very short time for Dr Vincent Osunkwo's competence to come under suspicion. Why are questions not being answered? Tom McGurk reports.

22nd December, 2013
He was unable to name the main artery in a patient's foot and, on another occasion, he was unable to identify a nasal bone in an x-ray.

Let me, at the outset, make it perfectly clear that I hold the Irish medical profession in the highest regard. Any time myself or my family have had to avail of their services, they have been exceptional in terms of their care and professionalism. I say this at the outset because, this week, I am writing about a truly astonishing episode that raises a whole series of questions about the methods of recruitment into the...

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