Saturday 18 August 2018

Private eyes are on the trail of doctors instead of cheating husbands

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Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

They are more usually found snooping on cheating husbands or checking out dodgy personal injury claims - but earlier this year private detectives were covertly tracking the movements of some of our leading hospital consultants.

The extreme measure was aimed at finding out if the doctor was breaching his contract and lining his pockets with lucrative income from patients in a plush private hospital when he should have been on public ward.

It would be farcical if it was not so serious for patients, tens of thousands of whom suffer on public waiting lists.

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