Mr McConnell said he informed his supervisor, Dr Zhelcheski, a locum middle grade doctor
, who decided to go assess the patient in the ambulance rather than bring her into the hospital.
Recently in paediatrics the appointment of a middle grade doctor
was unnecessarily blocked and further delays applied in advertising vacancies, precipitating a crisis in the service.
I started work at 8am, and from 9am to 9pm I did not have a middle grade doctor
One consultant warned: "I have no problems getting called out at night for emergencies, but I do not think I can do this after a full day's work without a middle grade doctor
to deal with routine jobs.
It's about the same as a departmental head teacher, a middle grade doctor
, middle management and these are people who often have to work seven days a week and long hours too.
Fears of A&E facilities being downgraded were voiced because managers have been unable to fill a middle grade doctor
position, vacant since last August, despite advertising in the medical press eight times.
"The lesser risk was to have Dr Abdul-Salam in our department than not having a doctor, an experienced middle grade doctor
," he said.
Bosses have been unable to fill a middle grade doctor
position, which has been vacant since last August, despite it being advertised in the medical press eight times.
The are more than 400 junior and middle grade doctor
vacancies in Wales, prompting fears that services could have to be cut if people cannot be appointed to the vacant posts.
There are more than 400 junior and middle grade doctor
vacancies inWales and there are fears services will be cut if recruitment does not improve.
The Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University NHS Trust, which covers hospitals in Bridgend, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, admits there is a similar junior and middle grade doctor
"We have middle grade doctors
that are due to start from September onwards, just in time for the winter thankfully."