The latest monthly performance report for September, published by the HSE on Thursday, shows that 2,244 patients were waiting longer than 18 months for inpatient and day procedures, while 5,442 were waiting more than 15 months. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hospitals were fined €1.7 million by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in September for failing to meet strict targets on cutting waiting time(...)

The registration of a unit at St Patrick’s Centre in Kilkenny, in which 28 people were resident, was cancelled by court order in June after Hiqa inspectors raised concerns over fire safety and other issues.

Care and fire safety standards at a residential centre for people with intellectual disabilities in Kilkenny have been criticised in reports (...)

The term antimicrobial resistance covers the issue of growing resistance to antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals and other commonly used drugs. Stock photograph: Getty Images

Irish hospitals have been given 28 days to outline what measures they are taking to tackle the problem of growing antimicrobial resistance to commonly(...)

The revelation a 91-year-old patient had spent 29 hours on a trolley at Tallaght hospital had generated banner headlines, which grew larger when it emerged that the hospital had ordered an investigation into the leak. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was at the end of a long working day and, more relevantly, a very long week in the life of their workplace, when the consultants of Tallaght hos(...)

There will be broad welcome for a package of patient safety initiatives announced by Minister for Health Leo Varadkar yesterday. Although some of the (...)

The latest report from Hiqa into St Anne’s Residential Services in Roscrea, Tipperary reported a “continued high level of non-compliance against the regulation at this inspection”. File photograph: Thinkstockphoto

Staffing levels, bedroom layout, fire safety and respect for privacy and dignity have been criticised in a number of Hiqa reports into disability care(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: Argued that a patient-safety body within the HSE would never win public acceptance. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The creation of a new patient advocacy service to provide advice and support to users of the health service is to be announced by Minister for Heal(...)

Hiqa says the physical environment in the operating theatre of Kerry General Hospital has not been maintained. Photograph: Google street view

Patients at Kerry General Hospital are at immediate high risk of infection from a poor physical environment and the threat posed by the bacteria that (...)

INMO general secretary  Liam Doran. The organisation said there was no alternative to the refurbishment due to  pressures to maintain all available long stay and nursing home beds. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has welcomed the Government’s revised plans to refurbish public nursing homes, which involve postponing (...)

 Dr James Gray of Tallaght Hospital. File photograph:  Collins

A whistleblowing doctor at Tallaght hospital says he was put under pressure to drop giving key evidence to an inquest into the death of a patient at t(...)