Consultants' fees should be tripled
Published 17/02/2010 | 05:00
I am writing in response to a ridiculous rant 'Professionals must cut fees' (Letters, February 16) by Philip Green from Malahide.
When Philip next visits his cardiologist complaining of palpitations he will reluctantly hand over €160. I say this is not enough. Triple the fee.
You see, Philip's physician will have spent six years in university, then six years overworked and underpaid as a trainee in a public hospital.