Portlaoise hospital: the report says the hospital is “not set up to provide safe acute and elective surgery”. Photograph: James Flynn/AP.

“Urgent correction and reconfiguration” is needed to avoid the “collapse” of care processes at Portlaoise hospital, according to an unpublished revie(...)

The Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise: Despite concerns raised in the review about the safety of services, the HSE said  there was no threat to existing facilities at the hospital.

A confidential HSE report has recommended the closure of the emergency department and an end to surgical services at Midland Regional Hospital in Port(...)

Róisín and Mark Molloy: Their son, Mark, died 22 minutes after he was born. Photograph: Eric Luke

The death, during or very soon after the birth, of a healthy full-term baby to a healthy woman who has experienced an uncomplicated pregnancy is, than(...)

Consultant obstetrician Dr Katherine Astbury: the   review concluded that  her  management of patients was in keeping with the standard of care expected. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

No safety or quality issues arose after a review of some of the work of the obstetrician who treated Savita Halappanavar at University Hospital Galwa(...)

Savita Halappanavar: more staff training in detection of sepsis since her death

Only one of the State’s 39 hospitals ranked “excellent” for its implementation of recommendations made on foot of the death of Savita Halappanavar, a(...)

Savita Halappanavar:  died at University Hospital Galway on October 28th, 2012. Photograph: The Irish Times

A number of staff who were involved in the care of Savita Halappanavar before her death at University Hospital Galway have been disciplined, the hospi(...)

Latest figures show that some 9,000 reports of suspected abuse, neglect or welfare concerns for children – 3,500 of which are classified as “high priority cases” – are waiting to be allocated a social worker

After years of rhetoric by the State over cherishing the children of the nation, the Government has moved over recent years to introduce concrete meas(...)

Cavan General Hospital, where Dr Salah Abdel-Aziz Ahmed is a consultant obstetrician. Photograph: Colm Connaughton.

A doctor at the centre of an investigation into the death of a baby boy following birth at Cavan General Hospital in November 2012 has been “completel(...)

Judge Marian O’Leary granted an application by the Health Information and Quality Authority  in respect of Glanmire Residential Care Centre at Glynntown, Glanmire. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The HSE is to take over the running of a nursing home with 38 residents in Co Cork amid concerns about governance and staffing levels.Judge Marian O’(...)

South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel. An audit  found visible bloodstains on a blood gas machine in the hospital’s intensive care unit, while red stains were visible on a mattress cover and a pillow

The standard of environmental hygiene at South Tipperary General Hospital is “sub-optimal” with “unacceptable” levels of dust an ongoing issue, Healt(...)