Martin Varley

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IHCA vice president Dr Gabrielle Colleran said for many of her colleagues working abroad and  considering returning to Ireland, pay inequality is a ‘red line issue’. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

An additional 2,000 hospital beds are needed pretty much immediately, medical specialists have said. The Irish Hospital Consultants Association (IHCA(...)

“Collectively we need to talk about what is good about our health system...not just what is wrong. Consultants have a role in this too.” Photograph: Getty Images

Lower pay rates for hospital consultants appointed in recent years need to be addressed, but work practices also need to change, the head of the HSE h(...)

Dr Laura Durcan, vice-president of the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association with president Dr Donal O’Hanlon, Dr Gabrielle Colleran and  Martin Varley, the association’s secretary general, at the launch of its pre-Budget 2020 submission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Hospital consultants have said the numbers of patients on waiting lists for treatment is now growing by about 7,000 per month. The Irish Hospital Co(...)

The IHCA conference has heard there are difficulties in attracting specialists to work in the planned new facility.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The new €1 billion national children’s hospital will fail unless it can attract top quality doctors who are currently dissuaded from returning to Irel(...)

The daily trolley figure for August 7th  shows there were 433 people waiting for beds, an increase of 32% on the same day last year

The number of people on waiting lists for various medical procedures has reached almost one million, according to Fianna Fáil, which has labelled the (...)

Research shows about 36%  of GPs are over 55, and 20%  of GPs who emigrate do not return.  Photograph:  Getty Images

The health service failed to fill 100 consultant posts advertised by the Public Appointments Service between 2015 and 2017. Over three years the HSE(...)

The INMO said there were 483 patients awaiting admission to a hospital bed on trolleys  on Friday, down from nearly 600 on Thursday, and a record  677 on Wednesday

There were more than 2,400 patients on trolleys waiting for a hospital bed at some stage since the start of the new year, nurses have said. While th(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: HSE circular provides for a “risk mitigation”  for each consultant post where the appointee does not hold the qualifications specified for the appointment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Temporary or locum hospital consultants who do not hold required specialist qualifications may see their contracts of employment terminated early unde(...)

 Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe: said  the Government would “vigorously defend” any further legal actions by consultants. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The State is facing High Court actions from about 500 hospital consultants over the failure to pay them agreed levels of salary nearly a decade ago. (...)

An appeal case by the HSE was scheduled to get underway this week

The HSE’s appeal against compensation awards for two consultants over the failure by the State to pay them agreed levels of salary eight years ago was(...)

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