The site of the proposed national children’s hospital, at St James’s Hospital, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The three Dublin children’s hospitals say no decisions have been made about the future use of their buildings and land once the new national children(...)

Prof Owen Smith, haematologist, and Dr Michael Capra, oncologist, at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin: certain treatments abroad are “giving hope we believe is unrealistic. In some cases I have said, what you are doing will harm your child”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Some treatments offered abroad “give hope which we believe is unrealistic and without foundation”, say two of Ireland’s leading children’s doctors.In (...)

Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital Crumlin: the wait time for walk-in patients not requiring general anaesthetic or sedation is up to 11 months, according to internal correspondence seen by The Irish Times.

Sick children are having to wait up to two years to have a MRI scan carried out at the State’s largest paediatric hospital because of a lack of resour(...)

Adrian and Áine Hendrick with children Róisín (4), Eoin (3), Amy (5 months) and Aoife, in photograph, who died of leukemia in August 2012, at home in Malahide, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 was a great day for five-year-old cancer patient Aoife Hendrick. Not only were her parents told she was being discha(...)

It’s an approach that more and more people are considering taking. Rather than spending €4,000 or so every year on an insurance policy for your family(...)

Health Minister Dr James Reilly TD in 2012 announcing that  St James Hospital Dublin would be the location for the new National Children’s Hospital Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A group of healthcare professionals led by hospital developer and consultant orthopaedic surgeon Jimmy Sheehan has announced proposals to build the ne(...)

Minister for Health Dr James Reilly launching the SafeFood campaign on childhood obesity this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Scientists have found a link in children as young as six years of age between childhood obesity and the later development of type 2 diabetes, cancer a(...)

Parallel universes are characterised by an ‘us and them’ mindset that is deeply ingrained and negatively affects every aspect of healthcare delivery. Photograph: Getty Images

The 1973 Pink Floyd song Us and Them with the words, “forward he cried from the rear and the front rank died”, is particularly relevant to the Irish h(...)

Girl Guides taking part in a photo scavenger hunt during Camp 101, which saw over 1,500 Girl Guides and Girl Scouts from 13 countries take part in a week-long camp at Lough Key Forest Park, Co Roscommon.

If your idea of the Irish Girl Guides is one of hiking up mountains, camping by rivers, cooking outdoors and generally gambolling through fields, you’(...)

Rotunda Hospital: its master,   Sam Coulter Smith, is in receipt of a total remuneration package of ¤306,116, part of which comes from a “privately funded allowance” of ¤20,000.

The fundraising bodies attached to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin and the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin have moved to reassure the publ(...)