James Reilly: “We don’t want doctors looking after patients nurses could be looking after; we don’t want nurses looking after patients that health care assistants could be looking after.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

More than €100 million in previously-anticipated pay savings in the health service this year are not achievable, Minister for Health James Reilly has (...)

Edwin Poots, Northern Ireland’s Minister  of Health: told the Northern Assembly  yesterday that  the coroner may need to look into the cases. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Patients have died in Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital while waiting for treatment, it has been claimed, with shortages of do(...)