Irish Medical Organisation

IMO expresses concern over reports of patient refusing treatment in Dublin hospital

Friday 11th December 2015.  The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has said that it was “saddened and concerned” by reports of a patient refusing treatment by two doctors in a Dublin hospital on the basis of their religion.  The organisation said that the Irish health services were staffed by dedicated doctors and other healthcare staff doing their best for patients and it was vital that everyone felt respected in their workplace and that it be free of any discrimination on religious or other grounds. The IMO was responding to reports in the national media today that a patient had refused to be treated by two doctors in Tallaght Hospital in Dublin on the basis that they were Muslim.   

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