Press Release

Martin welcomes breakthrough in junior doctors’ dispute

The Minister for Health and Children, Micheál Martin TD, today welcomed the agreement in talks between the Health Services Employers Agency and the Irish Medical Organisation early this morning.

The Minister emphasised that a significant package has been agreed and urged managers of all the health agencies to ensure that elective procedures scheduled for tomorrow proceed as planned.

“It is now important that a comprehensive deal is agreed over the next number of weeks to ensure a genuine reform of the system and a proper management framework for hours worked by NCHDs.” added the Minister.