Two out of three doctors say they have seen their income reduced by at least 20 per cent in the last three years, while 69 per cent say they have struggled to meet normal expenses. Photograph: Hugh Macknight/PA

Emigration has been considered by half of those who responded to survey of GPs

The Irish Haemophilia Society has called for early access to new treatments for 350 seriously ill patients with Hepatitis C. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Group says 350 Hepatitis C patients urgently need new therapies to stay alive

Pictured at today’s launch of the Patients First campaign are (l-r): Dr. John Duddy Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), Dr. Hilary Dunne Patients Opinion, Claire Mahon Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), Stephen McMahon Irish Patients Association. Photograph: Lisa Moyles

Patients, doctors and nurses unite to oppose Budget cuts to health service

Consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury: the   review concluded that  her  management of patients was in keeping with the standard of care expected. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Consultant obstetrician continues to work as normal at University Hospital Galway

Dr Maev-Ann Wren of the ESRI, lead author of a report on stroke survivors from the ESRI and the Irish Heart Foundation: it says community and inpatient rehabilitation for stroke survivors is poorly resourced  and there are wide regional variations in services

3,000 stroke survivors a year could benefit from early supported discharge programmes

Minister has nothing against chips, but thinks there should be salad on the menu too

 Hospital overcrowding is worsening, with the number of patients left waiting on trolleys 19 per cent higher than a year ago, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has said. Photograph by Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Nursing union says rise in hospital overcrowding is ‘truly shocking’

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar:  said to have told a private meeting at the Fine Gael “think-in” in Co Cork on Thursday that the true level of his department’s budget adjustment in 2014 is €900 million. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Department warns emergency departments would close at night

The department says it would have to cut health spending by €213 million to comply with the ceiling set by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform for the review. Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA

Department of Health does not believe bulk of savings proposed are achievable

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