Press Release

Statement from the Department of Health and Children following meeting with the IHCA

The Minister for Health and Children, Micheál Martin TD and his officials met this evening with representatives of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association to discuss the issue of enterprise liability.

Commenting after the meeting, Minister Martin said “My officials and I, once again reiterated details of the significant benefits enterprise liability offers to consultants and restated that the new scheme will commence on February 1st”.

“My officials and I have engaged in exhaustive negotiations with the IHCA and the IMO and have always remained willing to discuss the issues of difference with them. The IHCA have indicated to us that they have had further talks with the MDU with regard to an improved offer. We have agreed that we will make further contact with the MDU to ascertain if there is a basis for further discussions”.