Representative bodies are calling for reform to address extended hospital waiting lists in the North. Photograph: PA

The Minister for the Health on the Northern Ireland Executive Simon Hamilton has stated he remains “100 per cent committed” to tackling hospital waiti(...)

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(...)