Hospital consultants offered up to €257,000 under new Sláintecare contract

Minister for Health will implement the public-only contract this week for all new consultant posts

Stephen Donnelly, Minister for Health, will bring the new Sláintecare contract into force this week. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Hospital consultants will be offered a higher salary of up to €257,000 under the new Sláintecare contract, which will be implemented this week.

The cabinet signed off on the new public-only consultant contract, which is worth between €209,915 and €252,150 for a 37-hour week, in December. But the salary scale will be increased to between €214,113 and €257,193 from March 1, to take into account the 2 per cent pay increase in the new public ...