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HealthCare Staffing Crisis - What can be done?

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The Anvil Room

The Goat Bar & Grill

14 Lower Kilmacud Road

D14 PY56 Dublin

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“In the last 12 months, the state of Victoria in Australia, with a population of 5.5 million people, has appointed six Irish university-trained consultants in emergency medicine.”*

This is not a trend that the Irish health system can afford to continue.


This public meeting is on the staffing crisis in our health system with a focus on doctors. Our speakers will give their insights on the impact of emigration on our health service and what we could do better to ensure our doctors stay in Ireland for the long term. Our speakers include:

Dr. Niamh Humphries

Reader in Health Systems Research, RCPI

Dr. Rhona Mahony

Master of the National Maternity Hospital

Dr. Maitiu O'Tuathail

President of the National Association of GPs.

Speaker bios:

Dr. Niamh Humphries, Reader in Health Systems Research, RCPI

Dr Niamh Humphries is a Reader in Health Systems Research who joined the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in April 2016. She holds a PhD in Sociology and has worked in health workforce research since 2006. In 2017 she was awarded a prestigious HRB Emerging Investigator Award for a 4 year research project focussed on hospital doctor retention and motivation, which will involve fieldwork in Ireland and Australia. Her current research interests are health worker migration, health worker retention and the working lives of health workers.

Dr. Rhona Mahony, Master of the National Maternity Hospital

Dr. Rhona Mahony is Master of the National Maternity Hospital, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, and specialist in foetal and maternal medicine. She is an expert in clinical research and has been published in a range of international academic journals. Dr. Mahony graduated in medicine from UCD with first-class honours in 1994 and was the recipient of the John F. Cunningham medal in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Dr. Maitiu O’Tuathail, President of the National Association of GPs.

Dr Maitiu O’Tuathail is President of the National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP) and is currently practicing in Rathfarnham. Dr. O’Tuathail was recently appointed the first lead non-consultant hospital doctor (NCHD) for General Practice and is also the Co-Chair of the Network of GP trainees. He is the first GP Co-Chair of the trainee subcommittee of the forum of postgraduate training bodies.

Note: The agreement of our speakers to participate in this meeting is not an endorsement of Justin McAleese or Fianna Fáil. All speakers are participating in this meeting in their capacity as experts in their fields. The views and opinions expressed in this meeting are solely each speakers' own views and opinions, and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views or opinions of any institution or organisation with whom they are respectively affiliated or otherwise.

* This claim was made in a letter to the Irish Independent by Dr. Eoin Fogarty on 18 May 2016. Dr. Eoin Fogarty, is a specialist registrar in Emergency Medicine.


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