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Standoff: Consultants Dr Paul Moran and Prof Donal O’Shea say their concerns about clinical
care at the programme in Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital have been surpressed by the HSE. Photo: Damien Eagers

Standoff: Consultants Dr Paul Moran and Prof Donal O’Shea say their concerns about clinical care at the programme in Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital have been surpressed by the HSE. Photo: Damien Eagers

Standoff: Consultants Dr Paul Moran and Prof Donal O’Shea say their concerns about clinical care at the programme in Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital have been surpressed by the HSE. Photo: Damien Eagers

A number of doctors have claimed a service under which adolescents with gender dysphoria can be given puberty-suppressing hormone blockers is "unsafe" and must be immediately stopped, but their concerns were suppressed.

The service is provided in Ireland by flying in two clinicians from an NHS trust in London to run clinics at Crumlin Children's Hospital.

But the Irish Independent has learned at least three doctors working in the gender area expressed grave concerns over the service provided by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust at Crumlin.


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