Recruitment crisis leads to almost 1,200 local women waiting to see gynaecologist

A recruitment crisis has led to almost 1,200 local women waiting to see a gynaecologist.

Ireland’s ‘blame culture’ is also said to be contributing to the shortage of consultants, with obstetricians and gynaecologists said to change specialties more often than other consultants because of the increased likelihood of a legal case against them.

1,183 women in Cavan and Monaghan are currently on a waiting list to see a gynaecologist, with 162 waiting more than 12 months.

Speaking on The Wider View, Martin Varley, Secretary General of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association says the local region doesn’t have the staff to cope with demand.