Fears raised over shortage of junior doctors

There are fears that a shortage of junior doctors at the country's hospitals is putting patients at risk

According to a Cork consultant the Emergency department at Mercy Hospital in the city was almost forced to close last week because of a lack of junior doctors

The warning from Dr Chris Luke comes after new figures revealed the HSE was forced to pay over €1m in overtime last year to just 10 junior doctors in the mid-west.

According to today's Irish Examiner, one junior doctor worked so much overtime he was paid over €200,000.


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