Dr Martin Feeley’s position with the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group was ‘untenable’ after criticising Ireland’s ‘Draconian’ response to the rona
Further to his stinging criticism of Covid-19 policy …
…and following the launch of an investigation by the Medical Council into Dr Marcus De Brun…
Via The Irish Times:
Dr Martin Feeley’s views that coronavirus is “much less severe” than the flu for most people and that restrictions were no longer justified caused a furore after they were reported in The Irish Times last weekend.
The HSE actively dissociated itself from his remarks and rejected his suggestion that young people should be allowed to get the virus to develop herd immunity.
Dr Feeley (70) stepped down from his post as clinical director of Dublin Midlands Hospital Group on Tuesday with immediate effect.
After his public comments, he came under heavy pressure from HSE management, who told him his position was untenable.
A doctor for more than 45 years and an employee of the health service for 30 years, Dr Feeley says he stands by his comments, but decided to resign so management in his hospital group would not be penalised.
Let Dr Feeley and De Brun be a lesson to all you other mouthy medics.
Previously: Doctor In The House
Dr Martin Feely forced to resign by the HSE for expressing on opinion. On the same day, the HSE are telling us its fine to go to Sweden and Germany, the 2 countries who practiced the exact policy Feeley is advocating.https://t.co/O4AZJgTVkX pic.twitter.com/0Hq4qfeY5Z
— Garreth McDaid (@garrethmcdaid) September 16, 2020