The closure of Mount Carmel hospital comes after the masters of the Dublin maternity hospitals have warned they were already facing serious pressures catering for the existing demand. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The closure of Mount Carmel private hospital will mean that on average the three public maternity hospitals in Dublin will have to deal with about 100(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly said it was ‘very clear’ that people need to be in compliance. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health James Reilly has warned that St Vincent’s University Hospital faces “serious consequences” if it fails to co-operate with a HSE au(...)

The audit restates that the Master of the National Maternity Hospital Dr Rhona Mahony was getting an unauthorised private allowance of €45,000, in addition to a publicly funded salary of €183,500.

St Vincent’s University Hospital has refused to tell a HSE audit into top-up payments how much it has been paying senior staff in private allowances.I(...)

Department of Health files said the master of the National Maternity Hospital received a “privately- funded allowance” of €45,000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two weeks into the controversy over top-up payments, much has been learned about the unconventional remuneration arrangements some voluntary hospitals(...)

Rotunda Hospital: its master,   Sam Coulter Smith, is in receipt of a total remuneration package of ¤306,116, part of which comes from a “privately funded allowance” of ¤20,000.

The fundraising bodies attached to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin and the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin have moved to reassure the publ(...)

The National Maternity Hospital in Dublin declined to respond to  queries about the source of privately funded remuneration paid to the hospital’s master. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A number of hospitals whose executives are in receipt of private top-up payments over and above their HSE-funded remuneration have refused to elabo(...)

The Master of the Rotunda Hospital Sam Coulter Smith, uses a fork-lift to demolish the existing outdoor smoking cabin, at the rear of the hospital today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Smoking on the grounds of Dublin’s Rotunda maternity hospital is to be stubbed out from Friday, an occasion which was marked by the “ceremonial” demo(...)

Rotunda Hospital:  Perinatal mortality rate for the year was five per 1,000 and Caesarean section rates remained unchanged at 29 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

The master of Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital has warned of “unsustainable” levels of patient activity which it said is jeopardising safety at the 256-year-(...)

and Senior Health Service Executive officials are contemplating deep cuts to the €350 million capital budget for the health service next year.The move(...)

The National Maternity Hospital on Holles Street is one of 25 hospitals in the State authorised to carry out terminations under the provisions of the Act.

On August 23rd, the HSE confirmed that the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Act, signed into law by the President on July 30th, 2013, had not ye(...)

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