Navigation Links
Health Minister Wants Names of Uncooperative Hospital Consultants

Tanaiste and Health Minister Mary Harney has insisted that hospital consultants who are not referring patients to the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) //must be named voicing concerns that the NTPF has only seen a fraction of patients from several hospitals that have long waiting lists.

NTPF chairman Pat O'Byrne commented that there was no valid reason why people should be waiting more than three months for a surgical procedure.

"There's no doubt there are some hospitals who could be referring more patients," he said. He quoted the example of one of the country's largest hospitals, Cork University Hospital (CUH), which referred only 253 patients to the NTPF last year, in comparison to the 1,783 made by the Mater Hospital in Dublin, the highest number of referrals in 2005. The others mentioned were Sligo General Hospital, which made only 237 referrals and 727 from Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.

Ms Harney said uncooperative consultants and the hospitals they worked in must be identified.

"If we put the patient first, we have to inform the patient of what they are entitled to," she said

People in the State who have been waiting for over three months for a surgical procedure is entitled to have the NTPF arrange the treatment for them, normally within a matter of weeks.

However Irish Hospital Consultants Association has insisted that arrangements were in place whereby hospitals can refer patients directly without the involvement of consultants.

CUH said some cases were too complex to refer to the fund but said measures were being finalized to enable appropriate patients to access the scheme.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
2. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
3. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
4. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
5. Health at heights
6. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
7. Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
8. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
9. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
10. Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?
11. Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Regenerative Medicine is being transformed by ongoing ... therapy technology, protocols and patient results as have been achieved with Okyanos Cell ... accessible standard of care for patients worldwide. , As the Medical Advisory Chairman at ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 24, ... ... of rehabilitative treatment for physical disease or injury that focuses on repairing the ... surgery. , With an emphasis on functional restoration, NYDNRehab began providing treatments ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... ... A newly released report reveals that improving life outcomes for boys and men ... interactions and online. In “Heard, Not Judged – Insights into the Talents, Realities and ... digital devices can be an effective tool to help boys and men of color ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... The ... clinical practice of radiosurgery, is recognizing five medical residents and students for their ... body radiotherapy (SBRT). The awards will be presented at the 2016 SRS/SBRT Scientific ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... Tuesday, May ... , The Yoga practice enhanced with Young Living Essential Oils, taught by Patti Dolan, ... at the Lake Orion location. Yoga Flow is 6:30pm - 7:15pm followed by a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2016)... , May 23, 2016 ... for the treatment of cancer and orphan genetic diseases, ... up to $4.4 million from the Israel Innovation Authority ... Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry. The mission of ... entrepreneurship in various industries, including science and technology, while ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... May 23, 2016   Purdue Pharma L.P. ... an agreement with Egalet Corporation and Acura Pharmaceuticals, ... part of the agreement the companies will exchange ... all three companies to develop and sell several ... "This agreement reflects the commitment of Purdue Pharma ...
(Date:5/20/2016)... , May 20, 2016 ... 2016 to Medical Devices of its online business ... survey on the current state of the Titrator ... the industry like definitions, classifications, Specifications, applications and ... manufacturing process like Raw Material Suppliers, Equipment Suppliers, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: