Shortage of medics cannot be blamed
THE heavy reliance on around 4,600 doctors, Irish and foreign, to keep our hospitals running is not changing any time soon.
There are simply not enough senior consultants for round-the-clock cover.
There are 1,600 EU-educated doctors registered in Ireland. They make up 9pc of the country's doctors and accounted for 7pc of complaints which went to full inquiry last year.