Kildare GP linked illness to wearing facemask, High Court told

Kildare Nationalist

A Co Kildare GP who was suspended by the Medical Council after he failed to refer patients for Covid-19 tests is alleged to have told a patient with chest complaints that his symptoms were caused by his facemask, a High Court judgment shows.

Last month Ms Justice Mary Irvine granted an application by the Medical Council to suspend Dr Gerard Waters, a GP at the Whitethorn Clinic in Celbridge, following allegations surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine and adherence to public health measures.

The High Court published its judgment in full on Thursday following a further application by the Medical Council.

The judgment shows Dr Waters refused to administer Covid-19 vaccines on the basis he was a “conscientious objector”, but that he did not take steps to refer patients to other doctors. . . continue reading

GP suspended by Medical Council over refusal to give Covid-19 vaccine

Gerard Waters of Celbridge a ‘conscientious objector’ who opposes jab and test referral

The Irish Times

Paul Cullen

A Co Kildare GP who refused to administer Covid-19 vaccines to his patients has been suspended by the Medical Council.

The council, which regulates medical doctors in the State, confirmed that Dr Gerard Waters had been suspended “until further steps are taken”.

Dr. Waters, a GP at the Whitethorn Clinic in Celbridge, last month told RTÉ Radio One’s Liveline programme that he was a “conscientious objector” to the Covid-19 vaccine and would not be recommending it to his patients. . . continue reading

‘I couldn’t believe it’ — Shock as Irish doctor says he will refuse to administer COVID-19 vaccine

Aoibhin Bryant

Patients were left shocked when they learnt that their doctor is refusing to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr Gerard Waters of Whitethorn Clinic, Celbridge has called himself a ‘conscientious objector’ to the vaccine.

Speaking to Liveline, Maureen Lawler, whose friends are patients of Dr Waters, said they are all ‘shocked’.

They are now actively looking for a new GP. . . [Full text]

Irish GP refuses to administer Covid-19 vaccines as ‘conscientious objector’, does not refer patients for Covid tests

Irish Post

Rachael O’Connor

AN IRISH GP has defended himself after he said he would not administer any Covid-19 vaccine to his patients.

Kildare GP Dr. Gerard Waters of the Whitehorn Clinic in Celbridge appeared on RTÉ Radio One‘s Liveline this week following claims the doctor had stated his refusal to vaccinate patients.

Speaking on the show, Dr. Waters confirmed that he would not be administering the vaccines when the time came– and also said that he does not refer his patients for Covid-19 tests. . . [Full text]

Healthcare workers who refuse vaccination can be removed, says HSE chief

Health and Safety Act allows for the removal of staff from frontline positions

The Irish Times

Ronan McGreevy, Mark Hilliard

HSE chief executive Paul Reid has suggested that healthcare workers who refuse to take the vaccine may be removed from their posts.

Mr Reid said it was “inexcusable” for any healthcare worker who works with patients not to take the vaccine.

He said everyone had a right to refuse a vaccine if they wished, but the Health and Safety Act allowed for workers to be removed if they were regarded as a threat to other people. . . [Full text]