The HSE said incidents recorded in the context of a “very significant number of procedures”. Photograph: PA

At least 63 patients have undergone “wrong-site” surgical procedures in Irish hospitals over the past five years, according to new figures. The numbe(...)

A group of healthcare organisations wants to see greater use of IT measures such as electronic referrals and action to address the issue of GP stress and burnout.

A group of health professionals have called for the appointment of a Cabinet minister for primary care. The Primary Care Partnership Executive said (...)

Controversies have pointed to a lack of transparency in the service over admission of errors, most recently in the scandal over baby deaths in Portlaoise hospital. Photograph: Getty Images

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has admitted he is abandoning a promise to force doctors to admit to the mistakes they make. Mr Varadkar promised a (...)

Tallaght hospital expressed regret after a 102-year-old woman waited for  26-hours on a hospital trolley in its emergency department.

Tallaght hospital has apologised for leaving a 101-year-old patient over 26 hours on a trolley and says it will put in place measure to minimise the r(...)

The Government should consider introducing a “no jab, no pay” policy on vaccinations similar to that planned in Australia, according to the Irish Pati(...)

Pictured at today’s launch of the Patients First campaign are (l-r): Dr. John Duddy Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), Dr. Hilary Dunne Patients Opinion, Claire Mahon Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), Stephen McMahon Irish Patients Association. Photograph: Lisa Moyles

Patients, doctors and nurses have joined forces to campaign against any cuts to the health services in the forthcoming Budget.The Irish Medical Organi(...)

Parents: Naghmeh and Brett King talk about their son and their arrest in Spain. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty

The furore over Ashya King, the seriously ill British five-year-old whose parents removed him from medical care last week and brought him to Spain,(...)

A policy instructed staff at the centre to “request a specified sum per resident each month” which should be used for  items required for each house.

Residents in a Dublin centre for adults with disabilities were required to contribute toward the cost of household items such as kettles, toasters, t(...)

The HSE’s national healthcare charter promises to maintain strict confidentiality of personal information

The Health Service Executive has said it will examine whether any data protection issues arise from its release of information on public hospital pa(...)

 John Lynch, Director of Compliance, Irish Medicine Board:  The Irish Medicines Board (IMB) and Revenue’s Customs Service today confirmed that they have detained over 101,182 tablets and capsules worth over €267,430 in one week in Ireland as part of Operation Pangea VII, an Interpol led week of action. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Two people have been arrested and more than 100,000 tablets seized in the Irish end of a week-long international crackdown on the online sale of count(...)