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Bullying rife in the HSE

There have been 135 cases of alleged bullying and sexual harassment within the organisation since 2007.

THERE HAVE BEEN 135 cases of alleged bullying and sexual harassment reported in the ranks of the Health Service Executive (HSE) since 2007.

The Medical Independent reports that the largest number of complaints were seen in the HSE South region. Overall, 63 complaints were recorded with 30 reports of bullying emanating from the Cork and Kerry area.

A further 17 originated in primary, community and continuous care services, according to documents received by the reporter James Fogarty under the Freedom of Information Act.

The HSE South East told the newspaper that all cases were dealt with as per the nationally agreed procedure, resulting in either mediation, investigation or disciplinary procedures.

For more, read James Fogarty’s story in the Medical Independent>

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