GALWAY DOCTOR SAYS HEALTH SERVICE CRIPPLED BY BULLYINGAugust 7, 2008 - 10:50am
A Galway based consultant says the health service in Ireland is being crippled by bullying.
Dr. Syed Jaffrey is a urologist at University Hospital Galway but also works out of the Galway Clinic in Doughiska and the Bons Secours hospital in Renmore.
His comments follow revelations that there were 64 cases of bullying reported in the health service last year.
Non-EU doctors' representative, Dr. Jaffrey, says junior staff members in many hospitals are subjected to low-level racist bullying by senior medics.
The Galway based urologist says that while 64 cases of bullying were reported last year, many more cases are not reported.