With only 5% of policies fully covering emergency care in private hospitals, the vast majority of those who become seriously ill while undergoing treatment in private hospitals are in danger of being financially penalised or denied care. Photograph: The Irish Times

People could die because health insurance companies do not fully cover emergency care in private hospitals for patients who suffer complications while(...)

Clockwise: Dr James Crew, chairman of the Sanata Clara Valley Medical Centre and Berkeley survivors Niall Murray; Hannah Waters; Aoife Beary; and a recovering  Clodagh Cogley

The brain injury and spinal cord centre at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 80km south of San Francisco, is busy with doctors, nurses and suppor(...)

Dhara Kivlehan (left), who lived with her husband Michael (right) in Dromahair, Co Leitrim, died in the Royal Victoria hospital, Belfast, in September 2010, a week after giving birth at  Sligo Regional Hospital.

An obstetric registrar at Sligo Regional Hospital found that Dhara Kivlehan was in acute renal failure on September 22nd, 2010, six days before her de(...)

David Greene who was fatally injured in an   assault in Melbourne last year. Photograph: PA

The pre-sentencing hearing for Luke Wentholt, the man who murdered Irishman David Greene during a party in Melbourne in August last year, was held in(...)