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(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly has announced the re-organisation of Irish hospitals into six largely autonomous groups aimed at providing improved outcomes for patients. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly has announced the re-organisation of Irish hospitals into six largely autonomous groups aimed at providing imp(...)