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    Society of Physiotherapists raises emigration issue

    By admin | December 7, 2006

    The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists has issued a press release headlined, “Minister urged to halt forced emigration of Irish physiotherapy graduates”.

    The organisation says that it welcomes increased public health service funding in yesterday’s Budget, but says, however, that increased funding “will come too late for physiotherapy graduates who are currently facing the prospect of emigration due to serious planning failures in the health service”.

    The ISCP says it is “gravely concerned” about the employment position of new graduates, noting that 71 (45%) of the 150 new graduates are either unemployed or working in unrelated jobs. The organisation suggests a number of recommendations “to address this crisis before new graduates are forced to emigrate”.

    Read the press release.

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