Rotunda Chief warns health service is failing women

Newly appointed Master of major maternity hospital says women are waiting nine month for gynaecology appointments

The new Master of the Rotunda maternity hospital has warned that our health service is failing women.

Professor Fergal Malone says patients are being forced to wait for up to nine months for gynaecology appointments that can detect cancer.

In today's Irish Daily Mail, he also hits out at a so-called postcode lottery for scans, which means that foetal abnormalities may not be spotted.

And Professor Malone has revealed that women who are not pregnant are put to the bottom of waiting lists to be seen for routine complaints.