Management at University Hospital Kerry say Consultant Rheumatologist Dr Muhammad Haroon hasn’t tendered his resignation.
It had been believed that Dr Haroon submitted a letter of resignation last month, due to a failure to appoint a clinical nursing specialist in rheumatology.
Arthritis Ireland Kerry had raised concerns for the over 700 rheumatology patients on waiting lists in Kerry if Dr Haroon left the post.
Management previously said they agreed with Dr Haroon that a Clinical Nursing Specialist was needed to support the Rheumatology Department, but despite advertising it twice no one has taken up the post.
Hospital management have now confirmed that they haven’t received notification from Dr Muhammad Haroon of his intention to resign his Consultant Rheumatologist post at University Hospital Kerry.