A fitness to practise hearing has opened at the Medical Council into a doctor at Bantry General Hospital who is accused of making serious errors in the reading of up to 22 CT scans.

A fitness to practise hearing has opened at the Medical Council into a doctor at Bantry General Hospital who is accused of making serious errors in th(...)

There are five radiologists per 100,000 population in Ireland compared with 7.8 in Germany and 11.3 in France, says Royal College of Surgeons.

The highest standards of practice cannot compensate for the current shortage of radiologists in Ireland, the faculty of radiologists has said. The fac(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: said further reviews would be necessary in a number of other hospitals where the locums worked. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The locum radiologist at the centre of a major recall of patients at Cavan Monaghan Hospital was not on the specialist register of the Medical Counci(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny: ‘There are clearly changes that are needed in the structures of the way things have been done.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar says it is a “real tragedy” that a wrong reading of an X-ray has lead to a delayed cancer diagnosis. The Minis(...)

Coroner Frank O’Connell returned a verdict of accidental death at an inquest into the death of Douglas Perrin (66). File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A retired public school teacher from Oxfordshire died after a summer sailing trip turned to disaster in west Cork. Douglas Perrin (66) had retired to (...)

Consultants at Bantry General Hospital had the worst record of any group of staff for attending hand hygiene training, according to a report by the He(...)

Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White TD, with Dr Susan O’Reilly , National Director, NCCP, at the launch of St Luke’s Hospital becoming a “Tobacco Free Campus” in Rathgar, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The head of the HSE’s national cancer control programme has described claims by the tobacco industry that increased cigarette prices lead to increased(...)

Taidhg Burke, bass player with well-known local band The Calvinists, was a back seat passenger in a car which struck a pole on Bridge Street in the town between 3.30am and 4am on Sunday morning. Photograph: Facebook

Gardaí in West Cork have appealed to the public for assistance following the death of a member of well-known band The Calvinists in a car crash in Ban(...)

In January, a number of Cork GPs began to refer electronically into cardiology, respiratory and vascular departments at the MUH. Over 250 electronic r(...)

The HSE says more than 90 per cent of patients attending Bantry hospital will continue to do so: “There will be no changes for patients who require emergency hospital treatment in west Cork.”

A decision to close the emergency department at Bantry General Hospital from 8pm to 8am daily and replace it with a minor injury unit represents a sig(...)