Stephen McMahon

  • Health clinics nationwide are facing a personnel crisis due to the retirement of up to 700 GPs over the next seven years.

     

    The Irish Patients' Association says up to five percent of clinics could close, forcing patients to travel greater distances.

     

    Stephen McMahon, from the IPA, says new doctors are also being tempted away from Ireland by attractive packages abroad.

  • The Irish Patients Association's calling for hospital parking charges to be abolished.

     

    It's after the latest figures show 11.7 million was made from parking at public hospitals last year, down from 12.8 million in 2017.

     

    Cork University Hospital collected 2.6 million, the most in the country, followed by Galway University Hospital on 1.4 million, while hospitals in Dublin charged the most, according to Sunday Independent figures.

     

    IPA spokesperson, Stephen McMahon, says getting rid of the charges completely would help patients