Sunday 22 April 2018

Incompetent doctor symbolises HSE

I note that the Irish Independent (July 30) reports that "simple background checks were not carried out on an incompetent junior doctor who secured work here in Ireland despite having already failed a competence test abroad".

This is yet another damning indictment of the HSE. How in God's name can anyone be offered employment without the employee having to pass even basic checks? Until people are made accountable for their actions across all levels of society nothing will change.

Also, it appears that the HSE has been caught napping by the doctor shortage, yet I vividly remember the issue being highlighted by a senior doctor very early in the year.

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