Hospital waiting lists continue to grow, despite the HSE forecasting an overspend of at least €510 million this year, according to a new report. A to(...)

06/10/2014 NEWS. Leo Varadkar Minister for Health speaking to reporters yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A Garda inquiry into the hepatitis support group Positive Action is substantively complete according to Garda sources.They told the Irish Times that t(...)

The Health Service Executive is expected to overspend its budget by at least €510 million this year, according to the latest financial update publishe(...)

Map showing the nine new Community Healthcare Organisations across the State. Image: HSE

Patients can expect easier access to more responsive and uniform health services across the State, the Health Service Executive has promised in relati(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin alleged that the Government has “cooked the books” and misled the opposition and the public about its health budgets(...)

HSE director general Tony O’Brien ordered the inquiry  “to establish the full facts surrounding the matter”. Photograph: David Sleator

The terms of reference for the inquiry into the care given to the young woman who says she was raped and refused an abortion but later had her pregna(...)

  In late 2011 then minister for health James Reilly (above) and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin approved a special deal of €195,000 to facilitate Mr Maher’s move from the St Vincent’s Healthcare group to the west. This salary rate was later reduced under the Haddington Road agreement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The salary of the chief executive of the group of public hospitals in the west and northwest will be reduced to the official prevailing rate for the (...)

Managers and frontline workers need to know what each treatment and service costs per service user.

Around midsummer every year, HSE managers tell the Government and the public that it has overspent, again. The financial deficit will be at least €500(...)

The Ombudsman, Peter Tyndall said that within the HSE, dealing with complaints was largely a part-time activity for staff, whereas in other countries a single body employs staff full-time to investigate complaints. Photograph: Alan Betson

More people compliment the HSE and hospitals on their work than make complaints about them, according to the HSE annual report. Almost 7,000 complain(...)

Tony O’Brien  of the HSE: “Don’t let perfection be the enemy of the good.”

What does the Government decision on medical cards mean for me? If you have lost your card since July 2011, you may be able to get it back. The(...)