Healthcare emigration requires urgent attention

9th April, 2017
Healthcare emigration requires urgent attention
Medical and hospital corridor defocused background with modern laboratory (clinic)

While recruitment embargoes were easy to blame in the years immediately following 2009, there are now other factors at play.

There is an acute global shortage of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, core pay in Ireland has diminished and other countries with deeper pockets are aggressively hiring Irish-trained staff.

With the vast majority of doctors being employed in the state system, published salary scales generally apply. Salaries and allowances paid in Ireland remain attractive to...

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