A report has found   Wexford General Hospital’s compliance rate in  last June’s hand hygiene audit was 72 per cent, 18 percentage points short of acceptable standard for hospitals.

A HIQA report has found poor levels of hygiene at Wexford General Hospital and has questioned the hospital’s commitment to reducing patients’ risk of (...)

Dr Colm Quigley, a former president of the Medical Council, arriving at a Medical Council hearing at the Nursing Board offices in Blackrock, Co Dublin this morning. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Colin Gleeson A former president of the Irish Hospital Consultants' Association has been found guilty on five counts of "poor professiona(...)

Former president of the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association Dr Colm Quigley told a Medical Council fitness to practise inquiry he accepted a now-deceased patient “did not have his tests done in a timely fashion”. Photograph: Eric Luke

A former president of the Irish Hospital Consultants’ Association has said “a mistake occurred” in the handling of a patient in Co Wexford in 2(...)

Former president of the Medical Council Dr Colm Quigley (right) is facing nine allegations of poor professional performance. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An expert witness told a Medical Council fitness to practise committee yesterday the system used to track medical records by the former preside(...)