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# overworked

Last year
'Bonkers' overtime worked by junior doctors causing burnout and risks for patients
A report by
Lauren Boland
Junior doctors in Ireland worked 2.8 million recorded overtime hours last year, according to figures from the HSE.
Excessive overtime worked by junior doctors is causing burnout and unsafe working conditions, Lauren Boland reports.
Junior doctors are regularly working hours far beyond what should be acceptable in Irish hospitals, doctors say.
The HSE recorded 2.8 million hours of overtime for junior doctors last year.
All time
John Delaney says his FAI job switch was because his workload was 'impossible'
The new executive vice-president says he was doing “three jobs” in the FAI.
'Grave doubts' that Irish hospitals could cope with a massive disaster
“We would struggle to deliver care” warns consultant in emergency medicine as waiting lists and overcrowding dominate health sector.
The 9-to-5 working day is an endangered species
“The days of turning up in the office at 9am and walking out the door at 5pm are long gone “
Column: “I'm sorry, there are no doctors” - what it's like to work in an understaffed Emergency Department
Overworked staff, backlogs of patients, and an extreme lack of experienced Consultants. Dr Bríd McGrath talks about the struggle involved in working in one of Ireland’s busiest Emergency Departments.