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Spin doctors benefit from PR spend by hospital groups

Tallaght Hospital paid the highest fees for PR services

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

29th November, 2015
St Vincent's Hospital is paying MKC Communications a monthly retainer of 4,000

Hospital groups are paying up to €138,000 per year in fees to PR firms, while individual hospitals within those groups are also paying up to €81,000 in annual PR fees, an investigation by this newspaper has revealed.

Setanta Communications was paid €138,000 in 2014 to provide media services to the Saolta hospital group in the West.

The Ireland East Hospital Group, which includes the Mater and St Vincent’s Hospitals in Dublin, is paying PSG Communications a...

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