Category Archives: Medical profession

Senator Crown has lots of questions to answer

What a very curious statement made under privilege in the Senate by independent senator John Crown (See full statement below). The senator makes extremely serious allegations not just against staff at St. Vincent’s hospital where he works as a consultant … Continue reading

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Medical consultants and strip clubs

Liveline (Friday) had some interesting calls last week regarding the fees charged by medical consultants. Here’s an example. Margaret noticed some lumps on her arm. Her GP had no idea what they were but charged €55 before referring her to … Continue reading

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NTPF rip off

Letter in yesterday’s Irish Times. Madam, The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) has a budget of of €100 million in taxpayers’ money for 2008. According to the NTPF’s latest report, some 20,000 “in-patients” were treated in 2007 at a cost … Continue reading

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Doctor's greed defended by Fine Gael

Fine Gael health spokesman Dr. James Reilly just couldn’t bring himself to admit the reality of his situation on the Marian Finucane Show on Sunday. It was Dr. Reilly who negotiated the grotesquely greedy deal that saw doctors receive €640 … Continue reading

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