New hospital consultant roles must be “fit for purpose” – Sinn Féin

Sinn Fein says any new contracts for hospital consultants need to be 'fit for purpose'.

The Minister for Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, says a deal on 'public only' contracts under Slaintecare could be reached in the coming weeks.

The Irish Hospital Consultants Association says there are currently 700 vacant consultant positions, and it's believed that there are currently up to 20 vacancies for consultants at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Sinn Fein's Health Spokesperson David Cullinane, says pay isn't the only issue that the government will need to deliver on in order to fill these hospital posts: