Irish Consultants warn of risks to patient safety

The President of the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association, Dr Gerard Crotty, has warned that long-term damage to the quality of patient care may occur because of the on-going crisis in medical recruitment.

He said that hospital consultants were at the forefront of patient safety and quality developments – citing their unique role as Clinical Directors – and through a number of patient safety and quality initiatives being implemented in Irish hospitals.

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