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8 in 10 junior doctors working unsafe hours

Alex Rowley
Alex Rowley

04:04 2 Apr 2024

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Eight in 10 junior doctors are working unsafe and illegal hours.

A survey by the Irish Medical Organisation has been released ahead of its AGM in Kerry later this week.

Three-quarters of junior doctors say they don't feel valued or respected by employers.

Chair of the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor Committee at the IMO, Dr. Rachel McNamara says an agreement on working hours was struck over a year ago:

"We're still seeing that 83% of NCHDs are still being routinely expected to work in excess of that".

She goes on to say that the agreement is being ignored by many.

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