John Drennan: Consultants' indemnity deal costs €250m
Published 06/02/2011 | 05:00
A clinical indemnity deal for top consultants agreed by the new Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin will cost the taxpayer over €250m.
The insurance deal provided that the State would assume liability for any negligence claims, costs and liabilities of obstetricians in Ireland.
The deal covered obstetricians in public hospitals and also those who work in exclusive clinics like Mount Carmel in Co Dublin and the Bon Secours in Co Cork.