The failure of successive of Governments to develop a National
Alcohol Policy has had a "devastating" impact on Irish society
in general and family life in particular according to Public
Health Specialiast, Dr. Declan Bedford.
Over 800 NCHD's (Non Consultant Hospital Doctors) have written
to the Minister for Health warning that they may be forced to
seek work abroad as a result of the Minister's policies in
respect of Consultants.