Dr Judge, who will be taking part later this month in the non-consultant hospital doctor
(NCHD) strike for better working conditions, warned that long hours are putting lives at risk.
"It's not safe to expect a Non-Consultant Hospital Doctor
to operate with patients when they are working such dangerously long hours."
She had been employed there as a senior house officer, which is a grade of non-consultant hospital doctor
The letter added: "Unfortunately, almost two years after the death of Tania McCabe and her son, on four nights per week the on-call anaesthetic cover is exactly the same as it was on the night of their deaths, ie there is only one consultant anaesthetist and one anaesthetic NCHD non-consultant hospital doctor
A total of eight doctors staff the combined clinic, four consultant urologists and four non-consultant hospital doctors
Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors
(NCHDs) who took the Graduate Medicine route say they are being forced out of the country because they can't meet loan repayments.
However, in practice public hospitals often do not apply the rules to doctors in training or other non-consultant hospital doctors
. There are still numerous cases where junior doctors are regularly required to work continuous 36-hour shifts, to work over 100 hours in a single week and 70-75 hours per week on average, and to continue working without adequate breaks for rest or sleep.
Chairman of the Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors
Of Ireland, Dr Mick Molloy said last night his group would fight the clause until they were fully- insured.
Meanwhile, IMO said staff at University Hospital Limerick will strike if overtime pay for non-consultant hospital doctors
from 2016, is not paid by tomorrow.
OVER 130 posts for non-consultant hospital doctors
are lying vacant in Ireland's hospitals due to a lack of qualified doctors.