Health crisis won’t be cured without more doctors

Health crisis won’t be cured without more doctors

The first step to a better service is ending the brain drain that results in hundreds of gifted doctors leaving for higher-paid jobs elsewhere

A healthcare system that cannot recruit enough senior doctors is in trouble. A healthcare system, in a country of Ireland’s size, that has more than 500 vacancies for permanent medical consultants, and no immediate prospect of filling them, is in serious trouble. A healthcare system run by political masters who have created a recruitment and retention crisis and simply refuse to resolve it is in the worst kind of trouble.

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