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(...)

The audit found that Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin, was one of 13 agencies collectively paying about €900,000 to senior managers in top-up payments and benefits from non-State sources.

A board member of the State’s largest children’s hospital, Our Lady’s in Crumlin, has said the Health Service Executive salary scale for chief executi(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: an audit had concluded there were 36 types of allowances being paid to 191 senior managers at an annual cost of €3.224 million, he told the Dáil yesterday. Photograph: Kim Haughton/IDA

Five senior managers in the health services received a total of €739,000 in top-up payments between 2005 and 2010, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil.(...)