No suitable doctors have been found for one in every eight hospital consultant posts advertised by the Health Service Executive (HSE) since the start of this year. In some cases, there were no applicants at all for advertised positions.
The new figures will heighten concerns about the shortage of consultants in Ireland. Around 300 consultant posts are currently vacant in hospitals around the country.
Figures provided by the HSE show that the Public Appointments Service, which...
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