Talking through his backside- Consultant rejects Varadkar’s Christmas hospital staffing comments

Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Sligo University Hospital, Dr Fergal Hickey, has dismissed the Taoiseach’s comments on staffing of our hospitals at Christmas as that of someone talking through his backside. Leo Varadkar has stood by his remarks that all consultants, nurses and back-up staff must work ‘full whack’ over Christmas to avoid an escalation of the trolley crisis