Psychiatric nurse Des McSweeney received notification from HSE management last week that he was being put “off rostered duty on paid leave” pending a review of his behaviour

A psychiatric nurse has been suspended from duty with pay by the HSE after speaking out in relation to the provision of a new psychiatric unit at a ho(...)

 Ava Joyce and her mother Maeve with the medical team at Cork University Hospital where she has bee successfully treated with neonatal diabetes. Photo:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A Cork toddler born with the rare genetic condition of permanent neonatal diabetes has reached all her developmental milestones despite the odds.Ava (...)

Dr Elizabeth Moloney, who works at Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney

  Challenging but rewarding I initially worked as a dentist and, when I went back to UCC to study medicine, I supplemented my fees by (...)

Miriam Reidy (35), a native of Ballyhahill, Co Limerick, died from carbon monoxide poisoning on January 9th, 20011 after she was rushed to hospital from the Trident Hotel in Kinsale. Image: Google Maps.

A woman who escaped death following a carbon monoxide leak in a Co Cork hotel room today recalled waking up in intensive care at Cork University Hospi(...)

Cork University Hospital, where Nurse Houlihan claimed agency payments on top of her salary. Photograph: Google Street View.

A nurse who worked at Cork University Hospital billed an agency for her time while also receiving a salary from the hospital, a Nursing and Midwifery (...)

Cork University Hospital. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision.

A breakdown in the HSE South’s IT server system is resulting in delayed access to patient pathology results in five Munster hospitals.The five hospita(...)

Two men have died in separate diving incidents in Co Donegal and Co Cork this weekend.An alarm was raised when a 45-year-old Limerick man surfaced to (...)

In April, ambulance crews waited an average 35 minutes to hand over patients  at  Limerick Regional. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

When an ambulance is delayed at an emergency department (ED) not only is the patients enduring additional distress, but the ambulance is denied to som(...)

Cork University Hospital paid commission to a debt collection agency on invoices issued to patients, even though some had alreday paid their charges on time. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Cork University Hospital paid 10 per cent commission to a debt collection agency on invoices issued to patients attending the emergency department, ev(...)

Dr John Ryan, cardiologist and assistant professor at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. “The reality is patients don’t complain based on organ systems, they complain based on symptoms.”

There are downsides to every job and, in the case of Tipperary-born cardiologist Dr John Ryan, it is telling people they have an incurable illness. Ry(...)