Health Minister says more respect for Junior Doctors would boost recruitment

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James Reilly
The Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly says the treatment that Junior Doctors receive within the health system is one of the main barriers in filling vacant posts.
Dr Reilly was speaking in Letterkenny this morning as he re-opened the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Assessment Unit at Letterkenny General.
Both facilities will be opened to the public on March the 12th.
Addressing the opening, Dr Sinead O’Gorman,the Head Consultant in Emergency Medicine, said the new facilities alone will not resolve over-crowding and staffing issue at Letterkenny General:


There is a nationwide shortage of Junior Doctor with Letterkenny facing a particular problem in recruiting due to its geographical location.
Dr James Reilly said that part of the recruitment problem relates to how Junior Doctors are treated – he suggested filling vacant posts would be easier if there was a more respectful environment:

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