The HSE drew up the terms of reference for an investigation under its Trust in Care policy. This envisaged the completion of the investigation within four weeks

The young woman in this case has a troubled background, including childhood sexual abuse. She sought help from HSE mental health services and was trea(...)

The highest uptake of the flu vaccination, at 47 per cent, was at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Health service staff have largely ignored calls to get vaccinated against influenza, with just one in four workers getting the flu jab this winter. Fe(...)

Two employees of St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin have been dismissed after an investigation into procurement at the hospital. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Two employees of St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin have been dismissed after an investigation into procurement at the hospital. The investig(...)

 An embryo under a microscope. While fertility treatment is not provided in the public health service, tax relief on medical expenses is available. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

IVF and other fertility treatments are to be provided in the public health service for the first time, according to Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. (...)

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has argued staffing levels in hospitals are too low and do not take sufficient account of the needs of high dependency patients.

Nurse staffing levels are to be based on the needs of patients rather than the size of a ward, under a new approach being piloted by the Department of(...)

Thousands of Irish blood donors are being advised to visit their doctors if they are experiencing symptoms of anaemia. File photograph: Michael Donne/Science Photo Library

Thousands of Irish blood donors are being advised to visit their doctors if they are experiencing symptoms of anaemia. The Irish Blood Transfusion Se(...)

Family doctors have criticised the Government for seeking to ‘nationalise’ general practice with plans to extend free GP care to all children. Photograph: Thinkstock

Family doctors have attacked the Government for seeking to “nationalise” general practice by planning to extend free GP care to all children. Speaker(...)

Dr William Behan, Walkinstown: “You’re dealing with more trivial illnesses, or illnesses at an earlier stage.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There was the boy with the sniffle; the mother who brought her baby to the doctor on the childminder’s say-so; the parents looking for a cert so their(...)

Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla: he misdiagnosed an X-ray, put on protective gear incorrectly and re-contaminated his hands by touching a non-sterile area while scrubbing up. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The lengthy inquiry into Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla, who was found guilty this week of 28 counts of poor professional performance and professional misc(...)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is now to launch a new two-week campaign aimed at encouraging people to take the flu vaccine. Photograph: Thinkstock

A new flu vaccination campaign is to be launched by the HSE and additional palliative care beds are to be opened in the west and south-east in an atte(...)