HSE admits error over intern jobs
AROUND 20 medical graduates were wrongly offered intern hospital training jobs from next month, writes Eilish O'Regan.
The HSE error led to more than 560 graduates, who had been notified of their hospital placings on Monday, being told on Wednesday the offers were withdrawn as the allocations were being revised.
The move has caused upset and confusion among the young medics, who have to spend a year as interns as part of their training.
They have less than three weeks before taking up the posts but are still unsure of where they will end up.
The HSE said yesterday that it had been discovered that a small number of candidates (less than 20) should not have been included in the offers.
A spokeswoman for the HSE said there were over 1,100 applicants for 567 positions across various hospitals and specialities.
She added: "It is likely the offer made to the majority of candidates will not change; however, some candidates will receive a revised offer in the coming days."