Medical Council was split on college approval

Posted in Governance and administration on September 25th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Medical Council’s controversial decision to give accreditation to an Irish-owned university in the Middle East at the centre of human rights concerns caused significant division within the council, documents obtained under Freedom of Information show. Fewer than two-thirds of the council members supported the proposal to accredit the facility, owned by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) …” (more)

[Caroline O’Doherty, Irish Examiner, 25 September]

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Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland medical campus in Bahrain is accredited

Posted in Governance and administration on December 18th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland programme in Bahrain has been accredited by the Irish Medical Council for a period of five years following a recent general inspection of the facility …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Irish Times, 18 December]

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Irish medical college in Bahrain inspected for abuses

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 18th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“An Irish Medical Council delegation has visited the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) campus in Bahrain, following criticism from human rights groups about alleged abuses in the country’s medical facilities …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Irish Times, 18 October]

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RCSI turning blind eye to cruelty in Bahrain

Posted in Governance and administration on December 9th, 2013 by steve

“As an Irish surgeon I am ashamed to read yet another carefully worded denial by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) of ‘ongoing’ abuses in Bahrain …” (more)

[Damian McCormack, Irish Examiner, 9 December]

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Chief of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland defends Bahrain campus

Posted in Governance and administration on May 31st, 2013 by steve

“The chief executive of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has told his staff that the college rejects accusations that its Bahrain campus is not fit for accreditation by the Irish Medical Council due to abuses that have taken place …” (more)

[Mary Fitzgerald, Irish Times, 31 May]

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Call for Irish Medical Council not to accredit RCSI-Bahrain campus

Posted in Governance and administration on May 30th, 2013 by steve

“The Irish Medical Council should not approve the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Bahrain campus for accreditation due to abuses that have taken place in Bahraini hospitals where RCSI students receive training, an Irish human rights organisation has said …” (more)

[Mary Fitzgerald, Irish Times, 30 May]

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