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Nenagh Hospital in north Tipperary had no manager for all of last year.

22nd April, 2006

Nenagh Hospital in north Tipperary had no manager for all of last year. Consultant geriatrician Dr Christine O’Malley believes this would not have happened at a discount supermarket.

‘‘If you think of it in business terms, that hospital is a business with a €20 million turnover and a staff of 300 people, and we had no manager. We have 30,000 patient contacts a year, and we have no manager.

“I don’t think that...

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